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Monday, May 25, 2009

Google Homepage With Yellow Ribbon

Why does Google have a yellow ribbon on their homepage today? It’s because it’s Memorial Day in the US. Wikipedia writes, “Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.” In the past, certain groups and people criticized Google for not changing their logo on this day, while others have congratulated Google for ignoring the holiday.

The Google homepage also showed ribbons of other colors before. A red ribbon was put up on World AIDS day, and a black ribbon was put up during bomb attacks in Madrid in 2004, and London in 2005.

Also see the Google Homepage FAQ.

[Thanks Ionut!]


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