Today is the day we in the UK make a special point of remembering the dead from all wars. 

 We use the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. 
The poppy reminds me of the suffering of others, and how we should try to feel others’ suffering as if it were our own. If fact, the suffering of others IS our own suffering. Athough we cannot feel it directly, it exists within our mind, so to feel the suffering of others as if it were our own is to experience the reality of the situation more correctly than we normally do. 

The poppy reminds me that we should try to mentally take on the suffering of others, and give them perfect happiness. May we all be able to do this.