Google: Screw The Fighting Man!
Today, Memorial Day, Google welcomes you with a plain page. No remembrance there of those who died so Google would be here today, and be free to do business with the Commies in China. Not one electron expended to pay homage to those that made Google's home page possible by defending our country and our freedom of speech.
Ask.com did better, with this little patriotic icon and a link to its Memorial Day search page, which leads off with this nice history of the day from USMemorialDay.org, where I learned among many other interesting things that this is the 139th Memorial Day, and that the tradition may have started in the South with widows honoring their Civil War dead, but,
It is more likely that [Memorial Day] had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen [John] Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868.There's also a petition on the site you can sign to ask Congress to move the Memorial Day holiday to its traditional day, May 30, instead of its current floating day. Seems like a good idea.
How hard would it be for Google to admit that it is an American company, serving American people who, by and large, cherish our American holidays and have "a general human need to honor our dead?"
How hard would it be for you to at least try a different search engine as your default, and turn to Google, as I do, only when you need its generally superior search capabilities?
God bless our fallen heroes, who deserve better than Google.