Time seems to fly these days as the country starts getting back to "normal", but today we stopped again, this time to reflect on the sacrifices made by Australia's service men and women.
Remembrance Day doesn't seem to have the same impact as Anzac Day, and maybe that's just because it isn't a public holiday; however, it's a day we should all take the time to recognise.
After all it signifies the end of the world's first major conflict - World War I.
My great, great grandfather Walter Greg served in a field ambulance unit at Gallipoli during WWI and while I don't know a lot about his time there, I still took that one minute out of my day to stop and reflect on his service.
He went over at just 26 years old. I am older now than he was when he decided to enlist back in 1914 - and I still don't think I would be brave enough to do what he did.
Walter was one of the lucky ones. He got to come home once the guns fell silent on the Western Front at 11am on November 11, 1918.
Today Australia commemorated Remembrance Day while not involved in any active conflict for the first time in 20 years.
This year's Remembrance Day ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra was pared down compared to "normal" times, however it was larger than last year's event.
Only 200 guests were able to attend in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, but this year 500 were able to venture out to the service.
Today's ceremony was extra special as it also commemorated 80 years since the Australian War Memorial opened its doors.
More than 5000 people attended the official opening on November 11, 1941 - a far cry from today's attendee numbers, in simpler times with yet another war already under way.
Veterans across the country also stood beside everyday Aussies to reflect on their service today as well.
98-year-old WWII veteran Doreen Macgowan said she struggled to look back on her time in the air force, 76 years removed from the conflict.
"It is a day to remember my three years and the people I met and times I had," she said.
"The years of World War II were significant to my life, you can't help but look back on those times.
"Time passes on and some memories have faded, but some memories and emotions will always remain."
Fellow WII veteran and recent centenarian Jack Bullen still remembers his rifle and army number.
"I had a rifle, its number was 52517," Mr Bullen said.
"My army number was 45851. But don't ask me what I had for breakfast."
Their stories will stand the test of time, and their sacrifice should never be forgotten.
Lest We Forget.
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