What’s with Google and Memorial Day?

Yesterday was the anniversary of the conquering of Mount Everest, and Google was Johnny-on-the-spot with one of its usual customized front door logos.

Google celebrates the Everest anniversary

I’ve grown accustomed to these cute logo treatments and have written about them before. It’s one of the things that makes Google Google.

But in the nine years since they’ve been doing this, they’ve not once acknowledged Memorial Day (at least from what my research can tell). What’s that all about, huh? It’s so obvious that it has to be deliberate, and I would love to hear the rationale. Protest war by not honoring those who’ve died? Surely that can’t be it.

There’s a pretty large contingent of bloggers who take Google to task for this every year. Please add my voice to the group.

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