Google’s Puzzling D-Day Honors Continue
posted at 7:43 am on June 6, 2009 by dougpowers
Google has recognized, via special logos, the 4th of July and highly selective other national holidays, but they seem to take issue with the anniversary of D-Day, and this year is no exception.
Today is the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the successful push to liberate Europe and keep the Nazis from their goal of global domination, and what is Google honoring? That’s right, the 25th birthday of the game Tetris. I kid you not:
On June 6 of last year, Google recognized the 64th anniversary of D-Day by honoring… the birthday of Spanish painter Diego Velasquez. Liberation, schmiberation… look at this painting!
Google took some heat last year for ignoring D-Day, and with this Tetris thing it’s obvious that they’re just rubbing it in now. What’ll be the special logo on next year’s D-Day anniversary? Maybe Frogger.
In order to help honor those who sacrificed everything so Google could be so ignorant, here’s the famous Ronald Reagan speech on the 40th anniversary of D-Day: