In his 2020 National Day Message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singaporeans come together every year, rain or shine, to celebrate the making of our nation, and renew our commitment to Singapore.
No matter what challenges arise,
prevail and united
There have been many Singaporeans who have volunteered to return to serve on the front lines in addition to full-time national servicemen who have extended their terms to continue supporting COVID-19 operations. PM Lee noted that many Singaporeans have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Additionally, Singaporeans have stepped up to assist others in need, such as distributing groceries and meals or refurbishing donated laptops for needy students.
Our experience fighting COVID-19, grim and hard as it has been, has brought us closer together. The shared ordeal will toughen a whole population, and bond us together as one united people. As with the Pioneers and Merdekas, the early years of our nation were tempered by Separation and Independence, and economic crises,” PM Lee said.