If you were hoping Google would pay tribute to the sacrifices of Americans who died for their country with an elaborate Google doodle, too bad. You’ll have to settle for a pathetically small 42 by 42 pixel image of a yellow ribbon overlaid on an American flag. And unlike the Google doodles for obscure birthdays and anniversaries, the itty bitty flag sits below the search box.
Not surprising from a company that celebrated the invention of Tetris on the anniversary of D-Day:
Why is it that for every stupid day that no one cares about, Google does a big Google doodle but on Memorial Day …nothing? #fail
— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) May 28, 2012
Hey @google , You decorate your website for every other holiday, why not Memorial Day?
— DobieDad (@Neptunes455) May 28, 2012
Here’s a look at Google’s priorities:
Google puts up a huge doodle for Moogs B-day. They put a US Flag the size of a pinky nail below the search bar for Memorial Day?
— Richie L. (@Richie_L_) May 28, 2012
why does google do a doodle for gideon sundback's 132nd birthday and not memorial day. memorial day is important and people care about it
— Brendan Terry (@the_bct) May 28, 2012
Google can make a fully functioning synthesizer for some dude's birthday, but only displays a tiny flag for Memorial Day? #thanksveterans
— Allison Winter (@helloawinter) May 28, 2012
Okay,Google, you'll go all out for the birthday of the inventor of post-its, but for Memorial Day you just have a tiny flag & yellow ribbon?
— Midnight Book Girl (@Midnghtbookgirl) May 28, 2012
Google execs may not find it important to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom, but millions of Americans do.
America’s fallen heroes have our endless respect and gratitude. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.