While we are facing challenging times, those challenges don't compare to those faced by the servicemen and women who defended our country so proudly during times of global conflict.
It’s hugely disappointing that local Anzac Day services have been cancelled this year due to the ongoing pandemic, but I know that every Australian will be pausing to honour all our former and current servicemen and women this morning.
It’s the type of spirit that was born by the original Anzacs. The pride, the endurance, the mateship and the willingness to stare down adversity to protect the common good.
Wherever you are this morning, make sure you pause for a moment and remember those who have fought and served so gallantly for all of us.