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Google lacks banner honoring 238th birthday of U.S. Marine Corps

Today marks the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, but you wouldn’t know that from using Google.

As many of you know, Google honors important figures, birthdays, and events by placing a banner– or “doodles”– above their search engine where their logo appears. Not today, though. It’s almost as if the people who fight for freedom don’t deserve any acknowledgment.

Here’s what Google looks like as of 12 p.m today:



Let’s not forget this is also the same Google who chose to honor Cesar Chavez instead of Easter.

Happy 238th birthday to the United States Marine Corps.

Joe Schoffstall

Joe Schoffstall is a Reporter and Editor at Capitol City Project. Previously, he worked as a Multimedia Reporter at the Media Research Center (MRCTV, His work has been featured on numerous outlets including the Drudge Report, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, Yahoo News, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post—among many others.


  • Matt Lardie

    Dear Google, That’s OK thousands of US MARINES have died over the last 238 years so you could forget them. THEY will still do their job, even when you forget their contribution to freedom. Semper Fi

    • Not Buying Your Indignation

      Oh wow. Did YOU even know for yourself that today was the 238th “birthday” of the Marines? I seriously doubt that you were. Quick, without using google (ironically enough) tell me, when is the inception date of the US Navy? Betcha can’t do that either. Hypocrite.

      Funny enough, if it’s freedom the Marine’s are fighting for, are they also fighting to TELL us how to use that freedom?

      To the reporter: Really? This bothers you? Do you believe the Marines or any other branch of the US military got their tender feelings hurt? What, are they all going to just quit now because some private company didn’t include them on their public well wishes list?

      I have never read your page before but if you find Google’s omission such a huge deal, I wonder if you write about all those who infringe and spit upon the rights and freedoms the US Marines and every other branch of the military fights for. I would bet good money you are all for things like any law that “protects” us from “terrorists” but also take away our basic rights at the same time. Have you called out any of the obviously corrupt huge corporations who pay lots of money to manipulate laws and get around our basic human rights in order to make more money?

      What is your stance on EVERY Americans right to vote and have their vote counted properly?

      Ya, that’s what I thought.

  • David Thompson and both failed to honor the Marine’s birthday as well…

  • DavidStalling

    Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday is something we Marines do; we don’t expect everyone else to. It doesn’t bother me that Google did not recognize our 238th birthday. Who cares? They can do what they want. I still love the service they provide — by far the best search engine I know of. Semper Fi!

    • And Your Point Is?

      Holy Cr*p! An American who understands what freedom actually is. By the way, where is YOUR article celebrating the Marine Corp’s birthday? Also, you seemed to have missed the birthdays of the other branches of the military as well.

      Shame on you, Joe.

    • DavidStalling

      Well, thank god Google has a Veteran’s Day doodle — I was starting to think they must hate freedom. They are Yankee doodle dandys! :-)

  • Just Can’t Have It Both Ways

    Um… just where is the huge honorific mention of this event (or any other branch of the military’s “birthdays”) on the front page of THIS website? Did I miss the Capitol City Project’s big acknowledgement of the Marine Corp’s 238th birthday?

    By the way, the real Marines don’t seem to mind. After all, it’s just a private company’s website. Aren’t the “free” to put on it whatever events they like? Would that not be an example of this freedom you are so on about?

    Good thing doing what you want with all your freedom is the free and individual choice of each and every American whether you like what they are doing or not. But, then of course, it wouldn’t exactly be freedom if someone like you got to say exactly how everyone used it, now would it?

  • Nutless Blunder

    I wouldn’t expect the filthy little shitbag jews who control google to honor the Corps.

    • Mel Content

      Piss off and don’t drag your anti-semitism into this.

  • Mel Content

    You can rest assured that the folks at Google won’t forget Pride Week, Indigenous People’s Day, or any of the other sanctioned PC events…