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Veterans Day Art Tribute: New Google Doodle Logo, Norman Rockwell Military Tributes

Posted By on November 11, 2009

To honor our courageous military veterans on Veterans Day, Google has posted the following new doodle logo, reminiscent of the Americana art produced by the great Norman Rockwell and other patriotic artists:

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More on Rockwell… Update, February 3, 2010: Slice of Americana: Google Logo Tribute to Artist Norman Rockwell’s 116th Birthday

Norman Rockwell was the master of capturing the “real America” on canvas, in all its shapes and forms, in all its simplicity and complexity. He especially excelled in honoring our military, and his artwork graced many magazine covers over the course of several wars.

“Soldier Reunited with Family,” this Norman Rockwell painting appeared on the cover of The Literary Digest, published on February 4, 1919.

1918 Literary Digest cover by Norman Rockwell, 'Soldier Reunited with Family'

1918 Literary Digest cover by Norman Rockwell, 'Soldier Reunited with Family'

 

Rockwell’s jubilant “They Remembered Me!” was on the 1917 Christmas cover of The War in Pictures, Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.

Norman Rockwell's 1917 'They Remembered Me!';

Norman Rockwell's 1917 'They Remembered Me!'

 

“On Leave” by Rockwell was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post’s September 15, 1945 edition.

Rockwell's 'On Leave' graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1945

Rockwell's 'On Leave' graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1945

 

“Hero’s Welcome” by Norman Rockwell was on the Saturday Evening Post cover published on February 22, 1919.

Rockwell's 'Heroe's Welcome' on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, February 22, 1919

Rockwell's 'Heroe's Welcome' on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, February 22, 1919

 

One of the “Willie Gillis” series, a military “everyman,” this Rockwell painting, “Willie Gillis at the U.S.O.” was on the cover of the February 7, 1942 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.

Norman Rockwell's 'Willie Gillis at the U.S.O.', on the February 7, 1942 cover of the Saturday Evening Post

Norman Rockwell's 'Willie Gillis at the U.S.O.', on the February 7, 1942 cover of the Saturday Evening Post

 

Another Rockwell painting in the Willie Gillis series, the humorous “Willie Gillis’ Package from Home” was featured on the Saturday Evening Post’s cover on October 4, 1941.

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The first of two WWII Rockwell “Thanksgiving” Saturday Evening Post covers here… this first one is from 1945. A soldier is home for a while from the war, sitting with his mother in the kitchen. Very poignant.

A poignant Thanksgiving painting, that of a soldier home for a while from the war, sitting with his mother in the kitchen. This was the Thanksgiving 1945 cover for Saturday Evening Post.

A poignant Thanksgiving painting, that of a soldier home for a while from the war, sitting with his mother in the kitchen. This was the Thanksgiving 1945 cover for Saturday Evening Post.

 

Also from World War II, Rockwell’s 1943 “Thanksgiving” shows evidence of the generosity of a deployed soldier, not present, who has given this young girl his large coat to stay warm. God bless our military!

Norman Rockwell's 'Thanksgiving' was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on November 27, 1943

Norman Rockwell's 'Thanksgiving' was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on November 27, 1943

 

To all our military veterans and our fallen heroes, thank you for your service and your sacrifices for America and her people. Without your courage and willingness to do what others can’t or won’t, America is still the greatest and safest nation on Earth.

Bless you all on this Veterans Day. You are our heroes, and most of America embraces and remembers the enormity of what you have done in the name of liberty.

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If you want to do more for our deployed troops this year, like send Christmas cards or morale-building care packages to those serving overseas in either the Marines, Army, Air Force, or Navy, go to the Frugal Café US Troops main directory for information on how to easily (and frugally, of course!) do that. I’ve written a number of articles with directions and tips on how to package and mail to APOs and FPOs, what our deployed troops can and can’t receive in Muslim countries, what forms are needed with packages, donations desired for Afghan and Iraqi children, and more. You don’t need to spend a fortune… even a card or letter is appreciated. It lets them know we’ve not forgotten them, that America cares.

Let freedom ring and may God bless our military and veterans!

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Publius, Big Government: Semper Fi Edition
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Semper Fi: 2009 United States Marine Corps Birthday Message (video) and Dick Cheney: Our Men and Women in the Military Are the True Keepers of the Flame (video & transcript) and Semper Fi: Marines Meeting Bush vs. Obama, Rahm’s Mistruth about Bush & Afghanistan Exposed, Obama Visits FL Troops (video) and “Blaming Bush” Isn’t a Strategy on Afghanistan, Obama, and You’re Overdoing That “Mop” Thing and Bravo, Lt. Dan Band: Gary Sinise on USO Tour, Headlines Free Concerts for US Troops, Park Renovation Project and Americans, Never Lose Sight of Our Heroes and Our Nation’s Greatness and Memorial Day Tribute — Iwo Jima: A Tale of Six Boys
Below The Beltway: This Veterans Day, Donate $ 11 To Help Our Troops
Debbie Schlussel: Sadness on Veterans Day as American Legion, VFW Struggle
Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page: In Honor of Those Who Sacrificed for Our Freedom
VotingFemale Speaks!: Salute to Veterans, This Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2009
Scared Monkeys: Veterans Day … Thank you for your Service to Honor, Duty and Country
Gateway Pundit: Veterans Day: A Day to Honor Our Bravest and Awesome… FOX Sports NFL Crew Broadcasts From Afghanistan
Sister Toldjah: Hugs, kisses, and major props to all of our veterans
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Dandelion Salad: Fort Hood, Veterans Day And Defending America by Rick Rozoff
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Michelle Malkin: Happy 234th Birthday, Marines!
Bob Parsons, GoDaddy.com: Bob’s Birthday Tribute to the US Marine Corps
Bob Hamer, Big Government: Happy 234th Birthday to the Marines
Blatherings Blog: It’s the Marine Corps birthday!

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  3. Pete says:

    The google doodle for Veterans Day 2009 makes no sense. What’s the deal with the short person on the right? Are they an adult or a child, why is their belly so puffed out? What kind of uniform is that? Why are they holding their nose? Why is there a teddy bear? And what are the two red things in front of the teddy bear?

    • admin says:

      Pete, calm down, calm down. Here’s my take: The “short person” on the right is the child, wearing the father’s military cap. He is saluting with his right hand the returning father, whose satchels are at his feet. In the child’s left hand is a small American flag. The child’s teddy bear and other toys are on the ground, a symbol of the child giving up toys to be more grown up like his Dad. “Belly so puffed out?” I’m looking at the picture and can’t figure out what you’re talking about. The coat the child is wearing flares (he is leaning back to look his father in the eye), as was the fashion back then – the 1940s, or so it appears. Is that what you mean?

      Veterans Day… it symbolizes respect and admiration for military veterans.

  4. AFVET says:

    Admin, MM has a fantastic post about vets entitled \Veterans Day:2009\.Thank You.
    Doctor Zero posted an excellent comment. See what you think.
    Doctor Zero hit the nail on the head on what we Vets feel.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, AFVET – I’ll check it out.

    • admin says:

      Wow… VERY moving. I felt goose bumps from that.

      Words can’t express how angry, frustrated, and shocked I am with this administration. I want to smack silly the Democrats in Congress and the White House from here to tomorrow (refraining from the profanities I’d like to let loose with). The military, our brave young men and women who put on a uniform to protect and to serve our country, have more courage and patriotism in a little finger than the entirety of Team Obama.

      • AFVET says:

        Keep in mind that the troops have NO IDEA where they will be deployed, stationed.
        They receive ORDERS to go here or there, you gotta just suck it up and go because you volunteered to serve your COUNTRY ! These are courageous young men and women.
        The American Heroes that died, and were wounded at Ft. Hood never saw it coming.
        That should never be allowed on an Army Post, a Naval Base, an Air Force Base, a Coast Guard Base, or a Marine Base in this Country.
        Obama’s response to this situation exposes his weakness and the determination of his administration to take this country to it’s knees economically.

      • admin says:

        Well said, AFVET.

        There is a reasonable expectation of safety and security here in America, most definitely on the largest base in this country. That expectation was not met – betrayed, it’s starting to look more and more like. What they knew before the shooting about Hasan is mind-boggling… why in the hell was he permitted to remain?

        The knowledge of his unbalanced Muslim fanaticism, of his anti-American sentiments, of his trying to convert his patients to Islam, of his business card with SOA, “Sons of Allah” on it, of the many communications with terrorists that our government knew about long before now… it makes me sick.

        These brave, young soldiers at Fort Hood deserved much more than they got, but now, with our POTUS trying to awkwardly dance the “don’t blame the Muslim terrorist” tango, it is even more despicable. Shame on Obama, and shame on the left-wing media for trying to make Hasan the “victim” here. He is no victim, but methodically did what Islam fanaticism dictates… kill the infidels, harm no Muslim.

        It’s a bunch of cow puckies.

      • AFVET says:

        Agreed !
        Kimberly has got to be put out there as an American Hero.
        The efforts of the administration may suppress “the real information”, you know what I mean.