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Google Has A Veterans Day Logo.
Thanks Google!
techrealm

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 7:06 am on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

I happily noticed today that Google has finally come up with a Veterans / Remembrance Day Logo. I was one to complain in the past and now I want to say: Thank you Google!

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King_Fisher

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 7:22 am on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Cute, but not quite up to date. Those are WWI helmets used through the start of WWII. Then a change used through the Korean Conflict (UN Police Action}.
Which morphed into the current much improved helmet now in use in Iraq.

Still nice to see a nod to the vets from Google...KF

[edited by: King_Fisher at 7:23 am (utc) on Nov. 12, 2007]

techrealm

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 9:15 am on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Noticed that too - the nod was enough for me though. Its something in a place were nothing typically tends to fall as the default comfortable answer.

katana_one

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 1:36 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hmm. As of this post (8:36 am Eastern), the Google logo looks normal to me. Did they take it down already?

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 3:22 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hmm, I didn't notice it yesterday. Either way, as also one who has complained in the past, thanks G.

grandpa

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 3:32 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

I too missed it. Thanks Google, and a salute to fellow Vets everywhere.

techrealm

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 3:52 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

It looks like they took it down off the main page already...

shorebreak

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 12:06 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Pretty darn weak on Google's part IMO. Showing obviously outdated WWI helmets seems to me to disrespect the veterans that matter most = the ones still living today.

I think this was actually a well-calculated move on Google's part; they paid homage to Veterans Day while side-stepping any reference to the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Showing links to non-profits that help veterans (such as SoldiersAngels.org) would have been a better idea IMO, albeit unlikely given Google's we-don't-want-to-piss-off-anybody attitude.

Just my $0.02

Jon_King

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 12:20 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>Showing obviously outdated WWI helmets seems to me to disrespect the veterans

Yes, the same way Lucy degrades Psychiatry. It is all for fun. - 5 cents please. :)

Jon_King

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 12:31 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Also could be that November 1918 WWI ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

[edited by: Jon_King at 12:31 am (utc) on Nov. 13, 2007]

old_expat

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 6:43 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

" .. a salute to fellow Vets everywhere."

Thanks grandpa .. and thank you for your service.

BTW, I only wore a steel pot when jumping .. my cover was a beret in garrison and a field cap on patrol ('Nam).

Bare headed anywhere else unless brass were around :)

techrealm

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Msg#: 3502567 posted 7:05 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Showing links to non-profits that help veterans (such as SoldiersAngels.org)

Something I didn't mention, Google hotlinked the logo to the search "veterans day" and those results seemed appropriate at the time.

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