Although this year may be difficult to pay our respects to those who have sacrificed for us, commemorating and remembering will still take place this Anzac Day.
Among them in Mount Isa will be former serviceman Michael Diamond.
Mr Diamond, who was a Warrant Officer Class One for the New Zealand Army, said he would be standing on his front porch at 6am on April 25.
"We will remember them," Mr Diamond said.
"There's talks someone will be playing the bugle that morning, I imagine it will get quite emotional.
"After that I will ring up a few of my mates with a bottle of whiskey, have a yarn and reminisce about the time we served."
Mr Diamond said that in the past he could always find a parade on Anzac Day and soldiers were practically given the day off.
"When on tour you could always find a war memorial and pay your respects," he said.
"But paying your respects didn't really click until I became a veteran myself."
Mr Diamond said both his parents served in the forces.
"My Mother served in the New Zealand Navy and my Father in the New Zealand Army, they didn't push me to join I actually did it in order to get a trade," he said.
"I ended up serving in the New Zealand Army for 25 years, I spent time in East Timor, Egypt and once I retired from the army I ended up working as security in Iraq under the American flag.
"I would escort mentors into the prisons and transport judges and advocates from different zones into other locations."
Mr Diamond said there was 18 years of peace for New Zealand after the Vietnam war up until he was deployed.
"I can remember as we were coming through the army we would look up to mentors from the Vietnam war."
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