The Anzac spirit will shine on

With the restrictions and challenges posed by COVID-19, all public Anzac Day services have been cancelled.

However, this does not mean we cannot honour and commemorate our service men and women.

The Australian War Memorial and ABC will broadcast Anzac Day services across radio, television, digital and social media – find out more here.

We asked our staff what Anzac Day means to them and how they will observe the solemn occasion this year.

Dr Andrew Pesce, obstetritian

“Anzac Day reminds us of generational events,” Dr Pesce said.

“Generations of people worked together, not for their own effort but for Australians nationwide. This is a powerful thing that inspires me to be better.

“My dad used to march on Anzac Day so we would always watch him, as well as attend a dawn service.

“This year we are not able to do what we normally do, but I will still think about a way to remember.”

Adrian Baisi, clinical nurse specialist

“I believe Anzac day is a celebration of the Australia spirit,” Adrian said.

“In times like this, we need to come together as a community, and remember the times of solidarity. It is important to remember their sacrifice.

“This year we are unable to attend the march in the city and unable to attend a dawn service, so we will be marking this day with a minute silence.

“In this time we will remember all the service men and women, and remember their sacrifice. It is important to not only to remember it, but to appreciate it as well.”

Vivian Macnarh, midwife

“Anzac day to me is about honouring the troops and all of those who have fought for our country.” Vivian said.

“This year, I will be remembering those people and the sacrifice they made for our country.”