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Why does Google celebrate obscure artists and architects with special logos, but they won’t do one for Memorial Day? Makes no sense to me. Barry shows some of the other special logos today at various search engines and forums.
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from Winooski 2319 Days ago #
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Good find, good point, and well worth publicizing. <div><div></div><div>I’m sure it’s just an oversight on Google’s part, but for a company that’s ratcheting up their lobbying efforts in Washington, DC, they’re not doing themselves any favors by observing worthy American holidays such as Thanksgiving, Independence Day, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, then ignoring the one honors the American men and women who have lost their lives while serving their country in the military. I mean, it wouldn’t take much of a grass-roots movement to cause them trouble among the more military-minded members of Congress.</div><div><div></div><div></div><div>PS, I wasn’t able to find evidence that they’ve ever had a Memorial Day Google Doodle in their Holiday Logos gallery.</div></div></div>

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from BogglesMyMind 2319 Days ago #
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did you see the finalists for the recent doodle competition for kids?  about 85% of them were promoting peace.  I have nothing wrong with peace but this shows a pattern I think, and I agree that Google should step up and respect our veterans.

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from webprofessor 2318 Days ago #
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@bogglesmymind blah... kids always promote peace its cutsie and always encouraged... not really anything new. Overall the oversite is interesting.. I wonder if they have ever had a local doodle for another countries version of Memorial Day

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from BogglesMyMind 2318 Days ago #
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webprof not all kids are cute. :p  there were some good alien/robot/destroying doodles in the mix, and I would bet that a far greater percentage of overall non-peace themes were submitted than were represented in the finalists.

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from shocs 2318 Days ago #
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Good question! I really can’t understand why they don’t make a special logo for that.

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from Harith 2318 Days ago #
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Google is an international search engine. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Google promoting peace and friendship among nations worldwide!

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from BogglesMyMind 2318 Days ago #
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lol looks like some peace-lovers (or boggles-haters) have chosen to negative vote my first comment.  FYI, I am a veteran and I do take it as a snub that Google chose not to honor Memorial Day.  I do not see why else they would not honor Memorial Day other than they would possibly appear to support troops/veterans which maybe something they may not like doing. 

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from webprofessor 2318 Days ago #
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I’m a veteran too and frankly I am sick of all the support the troops rhetoric. Support them, don’t support them.. I don’t give a crap... just don’t spit on them.

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from DanThies 2318 Days ago #
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Wow.

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from crazycat 2317 Days ago #
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That’s what I’m wondering, too. No logo from Google for that day.

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from Chris1 2317 Days ago #
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"I have nothing wrong with peace but this shows a pattern I think, and I agree that Google should step up and respect our veterans."This took all of 10 seconds to find...http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/015300.html

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from Winooski 2317 Days ago #
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Ouch! Good find Chris1, and it didn’t even occur to me to look for a Veteran’s Day logo, but there it is.In fact, now I recall that, when I was discussing this with my wife the other day, she said a Veteran’s Day logo would be more appropriate (if they have to choose one of the two), since it honors members of the military both living and deceased.Consider me unsubscribed from taking any umbrage...Until November 11th, when we’ll be a-watchin’... [;-)]

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from BogglesMyMind 2313 Days ago #
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ok but with the number of other random logos (was it Mt Everest or something last week?) I think perhaps both Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day could maybe deserve one.  still BS IMO.

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