Shame on me for not including one of the best exchanges of the afternoon! We learned about the 1974 revolution in Portugal, when the people rose up and deposed a dictator of 50 years in a bloodless coup – not one death.
Jose was seven years old on the day the army entered Lisbon. By noon, it was over and Jose’s father took him and his siblings out to experience the moment. The code to distinguish which soldiers were with the rebellion from those not were carnations. Ever since, they commemorate the coup by wearing carnations.

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