"The heroes are the people" is what can be read in a meaningful street placard located very close to another surviving "hero" ... the arch of São Bento literally rebuilt from stones and positioned in the centre part of Praça de Espanha Square ... on one of its sides two quotations related to the 25th of April Revolution which read as follows (translated) ...
"This is the dawn I had been waiting for
The first full and clear day
in which we emerged from the night and the silence
feeling free to inhabit the substance of time"
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
"The 25th of April has brought with it the surprise of making the impossible possible"
Captain Salgueiro Maia
We were the heroes then ... we are "survivors" now ... how long will it take for us to endure no more? ...
"the answer my friend", as Bob Dylan would say ... "is blowing in the wind" ....