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HISTORY OF PRIDE MONTH

1946 – The Netherlands Center for Culture was established.  Their title was a nondescript title for the then prohibited purpose. 1969 – The Stonewall Riots – NYC police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC Greenwich Village resulting in protest riots. 1970 – First Official Pride Parade – The Christopher Street Liberation Parade was organized by the infamous Brenda Howard, supporters marched from NYC’s Greenwich Village to Central Park.  It is now known as the  New York City Pride March and has influenced many similar parades worldwide. 1978 – The Rainbow Flag  - Harvey Milk enlisted the designer, Gilbert Baker, to design an all-encompassing symbol which debuted at the San Francisco Pride March in 1978 1999 – Official Pride Month...

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GOD BLESS THE USA

Swell Vision would like to honor our U.S. military personnel who have died in the line of duty, while preserving freedom for all. This day is one of remembrance, and reflection on the ultimate cost of freedom. Swell Vision is proud to honor our armed forces and veterans. Thank you for your service every day and the sacrifices you've made for our country. https://www.swellvision.com/pages/military-discount-1      

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Happy Mother's Day, Mother Earth!

A Mother’s love is unconditional, from the moment of birth or better yet while still in utero!  She has an innate desire to protect us offering strength, safety and security. She is our very first teacher, nurturing us on countless aspects of life.  Love, values, respect, manners, sacrifice, patience, responsibility, discipline, health, optimism and so much more.  She works tirelessly to ensure that we are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to become competent adults.  She leads by example endlessly giving, encouraging us to help others and do good and right for all those whose lives we touch. Mother Earth is no different!  So, lets show her the love and respect she deserves this Mother’s Day and every day! ...

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Splendor in the Grass

If a blade of grass is cut in half and you looked at it with the naked eye, you'll see more green grass. But under a microscope, you’ll see tiny structures containing even tinier parts!      Every blade of grass contains millions of plump elongated cells call chloroplasts. Their job is to make food because grass can't hunt for its food.  Their secret recipe is a combination of sunlight and carbon dioxide which creates energy!  A pigment called chlorophyll is what gives grass it's green color and you all know that green is our favorite color!!     But the "grass isn't always greener on the other side."  In the winter and sometimes even in the summer, it can turn brown or yellow.  That's because there...

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Light Pollution

We’re all aware of air, water and ground pollution but did you know about light pollution?  Light pollution is the excess use of artificial light and can have serious consequences for mankind, wildlife and even our climate. Light pollution did not exist billions of years ago when our planet’s light source was the sun, the moon and the stars.  As industry advanced, it generated light pollution from street lights, commercial building, factories, sports venues…you get the idea.  These sources tend to use lighting inefficiently and the electricity generated to power this lighting is being wasted. According to the IDA - International Dark-Sky Association, there are several components of light pollution. Glare– excessive brightness that causes visual discomfort and cause safety...

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