Google is honoring Veterans Day today with a Norman-Rockwell-style image of a child saluting a soldier, the third consecutive year the online search engine is marking the day with one of its creative “doodles.”
The company is displaying only three letters of its name, “Goo,” with the remainder of its name consisting of baggage for the letter g, the soldier for the letter l, and the child carrying an American flag representing the letter e.
Google was under fire for nearly a decade for not commemorating Veterans Day with any image, but in 2007, the firm broke its dry spell by creating a doodle featuring soldiers’ helmets sitting atop the letters of its name. Then last year, it honored the branches of the military by hanging their hats on its logo.
Today’s display comes after some thought Google snubbed this summer’s 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy by U.S. forces in World War II. The company instead celebrated the 25th anniversary of the computer game Tetris on June 6, resulting in sharp criticism at the time.
Read More: By Joe Kovacs, World Net Daily
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