Historically, most search engines do not place a special logo up on their home page for Memorial Day. I am not sure why, I know it is just a U.S. holiday - but typically, the lack of a special logo, confuses many Americans.
This year, we had some search engines that historically have not placed a special logo for Memorial Day, place one. But Google, still, has yet to showcase a special logo for today. In any event, here is a run down of the special logos from Yahoo, Ask.com, Dogpile, Cre8asite Forums and yours truly.
Here is a look past at the previous years coverage of Memorial Day:
- Memorial Day Commemorated: Ask.com & Search Engine Roundtable
- Ask Jeeves Commemorates Memorial Day : 2005
- Memorial Day & Search Engines : 2004
Where is 2006? Well, I got married on Memorial Day weekend of that year.
Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.
Update: Where is Google's logo, the Stepforth blog has a comment from Google:
Thank you for your note. We understand your interest in seeing a Memorial Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we'd want to express reverence; however, as Google's special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design.
We wouldn't want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.
We have a long list of holidays that we'd like to celebrate in the future. We have to balance this rotating calendar with the need to maintain the consistency of the Google homepage. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the Google logo, and please be assured that we're actively pursuing ways in which we can acknowledge Memorial Day and other such occasions in the future.
Regards, The Google Team