Today is a National Day of Mourning.
We will pause.
We will give thanks for their lives and we will pray for their loved ones.
Flags will be lowered across the country.
Our national leaders will attend the Memorial Service in Melbourne with many of the families.
And elsewhere in the world, over 500 Australians continue their work as part of Operation Bring Them Home.
Today is a day of mourning, and we will remember the 298 innocent people who died on Flight MH17.
We grieve for all of them, but particularly for the 38 who called Australia home.
Today we will remember them and we will honour them.