Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson 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:
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.
Rockwell’s jubilant “They Remembered Me!” was on the 1917 Christmas cover of The War in Pictures, Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.
“On Leave” by Rockwell was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post’s September 15, 1945 edition.
“Hero’s Welcome” by Norman Rockwell was on the Saturday Evening Post cover published on 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
PUMABydesign001’s Blog: HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY: TO OUR MILITARY AND OUR VETS — PAST AND PRESENT — THANK YOU.
Dandelion Salad: Fort Hood, Veterans Day And Defending America by Rick Rozoff
American Princess: Happy Veteran’s Day!
Blog them Out of the Stone Age: Every Day Is Veterans Day
Nice Deb: Project Valour-IT USMC Birthday Edition
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!