Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we pause to remember and honour those who have given their lives for our nation.
One year after the guns fell silent on the Western Front, allied countries first came together to honour the courage and sacrifice of their World War One fallen.
For more than one hundred years, Australians have come together to pay their respects to those who fought hard and died to achieve a peaceful, prosperous future.
Today, as we honour their sacrifice, we also acknowledge and thank the more than 3,000 servicemen and women who are currently deployed on Australian Defence Force operations overseas, as well as those serving at home, supporting the Federal Government’s response to COVID-19.
Today, I encourage all Australians to share one minute’s silence in memory of the more than 102,000 Australian men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Lest we forget.
Images of ADF personnel commemorating Remembrance Day can be found at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20203150