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    Posted: May 24 2013 at 10:59am
Many Americans view Google with a fair degree of cynicism: one more cyber-giant run by those techie-artsy types on the Left coast.

Google found itself the recipient of no small amount of scorn after choosing to celebrate Easter with a Cesar Chavez birthday tribute. No matter that Easter is the "Superbowl"of  holidays for Christians the world over.
Google could have chosen an innocuous Easter graphic: baskets of jelly beans, a line of bright yellow  Peeps, kids hunting Easter eggs.

Google Bumps Easter Images For One Of Cesar Chavez

But instead, the search engine dynamo opted to post a portrait in honor of late labor organizer, Cesar Chavez, perhaps due to the close ties between Google CEO Eric Schmidt and President Obama. The President released a statement early in the day declaring:
“I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate service, community, and educational programs to honor Cesar Chavez’s enduring legacy.”
But this week Google chose the "2013 U.S. Doodle 4 Google" national winner that should warm the heart of every patriot,  12th-grader Sabrina Brady of Sparta, Wisconsin. Google received 130,000 submissions and millions of votes; but it was the simple and touching high schooler's doodle, "Coming Home," that captured the hearts of voters.

Sabrina's doodle displays a young girl running with an American flag to the open arms of her dad, a soldier returning from duty.

Someone at Google should be applauded--or perhaps the votes should receive the kudos. Google has garnered loads of goodwill as we approach Memorial Day, a day set aside since 1868 to honor our fallen servicemen and women.

Google wrote in their blog on Wednesday:
"It tells the story of her reunion with her father as he returned from an 18 month deployment in Iraq. Her creative use of the Google letters to illustrate this heartfelt moment clearly resonated with voters across the country and all of us at Google."
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