November 11: Remembrance Day Canada 国殇日

每年的Remembrance Day是加拿大公假日,人们会佩戴一朵带黑芯的小红花,黑芯的直径和一战的子弹一样,红色的罂粟花象征中弹后流出的热血,人们用这种方式纪念为国捐躯的战士。

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.