I also got excited the very same way you did when I first heard about it. I almost did my typical knee jerk reaction and put the pin on without fully thinking about it.
We made a mistake. And that is ok. I am so happy you are leaving your post. I like to do that too because I want people to learn from my mistakes and not have to step in it.
I step in it and I don’t mind at all. It’s worth the risk to me every time.
And on that note, here is a story of three examples in my life where people took care of each other out in the world after the election… no one was wearing a pin.