Google Offers No Doodle for 238th Birthday of Marine Corps — But They Celebrated Panama Independence Day Earlier This Month

On Sunday it appeared Internet-giant Google chose not to mark the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with one of their trademark “doodles.”

Instead, individuals visiting the popular search engine were greeted with the normal Google home page, as first reported by the Capitol City Project.

A screen shot of on Sunday afternoon. The website did not appear to celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with a custom doodle. (Image source: Google)

Earlier this month, Google honored the “Day of the Dead” and Panama Independence Day 2013, among other holidays.

A doodle Google crafted marking Panama Independence Day 2013. (Image source: Google)
A doodle crafted by Google marking Day of the Dead 2013. (Image source: Google)

A spokesperson for Google did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze Sunday afternoon.

A search of the Internet giant’s past doodles appears to indicate they have never celebrated the Marine Corp’s birthday with a doodle. Moreover, it also appears Google has not ever altered their logo to honor the birthdays of the U.S.’ other military branches.

The search engine, however, did create custom doodles for Veterans Day in 2007, 2011 and 2012.

In March, Google drew controversy when they altered their logo to honor Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday, using a portrait of the late American labor leader to replace the second “o” in their name.

“We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it’s difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site,” a spokesperson said at the time. “Sometimes for a given date we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven’t in the past.”

(H/T: Capitol City Project)

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