Google is marking Veterans Day today by replacing its logo on the US home page with an illustration of men and women from all branches of the US Armed Forces. The image links to a search for “Veterans Day” and includes the usual sharing icons to post the Doodle on your social pages or send it via email.
Originally named Armistice Day, the official end of World War I on November 11, 1918, the holiday saluting US soldiers was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
Congress made it a legal holiday in 1938, amending the day to be renamed “Veterans Day” to include US veterans of all wars.
Search Engine Land gives thanks to all the women and men who have served in our armed forces and those who are currently serving either here at home or overseas.
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