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Not sure what we are referring to?  Just look to the immediate left of the Valley Seal in the masthead. See it now? Yes the bug.

Fun Facts:   This idea for a curiosity item, cast as a humorous, frivolous, enigmatic Lapel Pin came from the VOF Foundation Board.

The “Firebug,” also known as a “Lightning Bug” or “Firefly,” and in the scientific world as a “winged beetle” or Coleoptera Lampyridae, creates a coded light signal as a communication method within the species.

The simile or comparison to Freemasonry or more aptly Scottish Rite Masonry comes from the creature being known as a light source, gathering other likeminded individuals together and ultimately sharing in the joy of our beliefs and practices.

The Pin, when affixed, and recognized upon a Lapel of a Member of The Valley, is a reminder of the unique nature of our Concept (Vision and Mission) translated into the Tagline: Connect, Learn, Grow.

In nature, the “Firebug” consumes snails, slugs and the like in its habitat and when sought as prey, thus eaten, is a very unsavory tasting creature. Its predators, regretting the experience, learn quickly to avoid the opportunity to consume them.


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