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Google: Veterans Day ‘too solemn’ for logo
Nov. 14, 2006: In response to e-mail generated by a WND story noting Google didn’t mark Veterans Day for an eighth straight year, the search engine giant created a form letter explaining the non-commemoration of the holiday was deliberate and out of reverence.
“Thank you for your note,” read the form response. “We understand your concern and interest in seeing a Veteran’s (sic) Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we’d want to express reverence; however, as Google’s special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design. We wouldn’t want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.”
Perhaps WND’s coverage of the issue finally made a difference, because in November 2007, WND broke the story that Google finally issued a special logo on Veterans Day, nine years after the company was founded.
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