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Memorial Day

You can read about the history of memorial day here.  Wyatt has his thoughts, and highlights a World War I veteran, which Marshall Manson thinks our society doesn’t pay enough attention to.  Brent Greer joined a local boy scout troop to plant flags on the graves of veterans.  Tam’s reminder is simple, but powerful.  Jeff has pictures from Arlington National Cemetary.  Murdoc has a fantastic shot of a 21 gun salute.

In other news, Google pretty clearly doesn’t appreciate the sacrifices made by others so they could make their fortune, but Yahoo! does.  I mean, you can do an earth day logo, but not one for memorial day?

2 Responses to “Memorial Day”

  1. MichaelG says:

    Using their feedback pages I sent the following messages to Google, MSN (Live.com) and Yahoo expressing myself. I suggest others make similar polite responses, and remember to tell Yahoo thanks.

    Memorial Day Letter to Google

    Google has the opportunity to share in the success of our nation, in fact the success of our culture, due to the sacrifices of those that have died defending their kin and the ideals of life, liberty and justice for all. Even if this country has not achieved those ideas as well as we will in the future, we who care are striving in that direction.

    The least that you could do is recognize Memorial Day (and Veteran’s Day!) with an appropriate http://www.google.com artwork. I will be looking for a July 2-4th variation. Or I will take my search business elsewhere. Yahoo was able to see their way to a small graphic. I would like to expect better of google.

    I am a senior distributed data systems consulting engineer and I influence project direction and development. I am also a patriotic veteran.

    Letter to LiveSearch

    Microsoft has the opportunity to share in the success of our nation, in fact the success of our culture, due to the sacrifices of those that have died defending their kin and the ideals of life, liberty and justice for all. Even if this country has not achieved those ideas as well as we will in the future, we who care are striving in that direction.

    The least that you could do is recognize Memorial Day (and Veteran’s Day!) with an appropriate modification to the msn.com or live.com pages. I will be looking for a July 2-4th variation. Or I will take my search business elsewhere. Yahoo was able to see their way to a small graphic. I would like to expect better of Microsoft.

    I am a senior distributed data systems consulting engineer and I influence project direction and development. I am also a patriotic veteran.

    Letter to Yahoo

    I want to thank you for the graphic and link showing respect for the meaning of Memorial Day in 2008. I have sent messages via the feedback pages of MSN Live and Google of my dissatisfaction with their lack of displayed respect and that I would be switching to Yahoo for more of my search in portal needs.

    I am a senior distributed data systems consulting engineer and I influence project direction and development. I am also a patriotic veteran.

    Thank you.
    Michael D. Gale

  2. Wyatt Earp says:

    Google. The best friend of jihadis everywhere. No wonder they don’t give a rat’s arse about Memorial Day.

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