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Sri Lanka February 4, 2021, 73rd Independence Day — Stories From The Past.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Sri Lanka (or Ceylon)
Independence Day 2021.

73-year anniversary.

Wow.

It has sure been a chequered seven-decades.


Google yet again has recycled a previous
Google Doodle for this year.
Well, it is better than nothing.
At least this year they got the title right.
‘Independence day’, NOT ‘National Day‘.


Do NOT forget that it was I, 7-years ago, that contacted Google & requested a Google Doodle for Independence Day. SMILE.

My 2013 Google Doodle & the one in 2015.


Some of my prior posts well worth revisiting.

Click to access original post.


Click to access related post, from 2015.


Click to access this post, with some great newspaper clips.


Use this blogs SEARCH with ‘Sri Lanka Independence Day’ for many, many other posts.


Last Google Doodles:
Search ‘Ceylon’ & ‘Sri Lanka’.


by Anura Guruge


Google Doodle For Sri Lanka February 4, 2019 Independence Day — Recycled From Last Year.

by Anura Guruge


Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Last Year’s


As with last year Google INCORRECTLY refers to it as
“Sri Lanka National Day”.

Nope. It is INDEPENDENCE DAY.

 


Though it is RECYCLED from last year, this will, nonetheless, make a LOT of people, like 14 million, very happy.

Having snubbed them in 2016 & 2014, Google has again honored Sri Lankan Independence Day, 2019 — 71th anniversary.

I, as the World knows, got the very 1st Google Doodle for Sri Lanka, for Independence Day, in 2013. So, I have connection …

For reasons that I cannot fathom, Google, as they also did (incorrectly) in 2015, again calls it “National Day“. NOT SO! Google should Google that. It is INDEPENDENCE DAY — 70-years.

My 2013 Google Doodle & the one in 2015.


Last Google Doodles:
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by Anura Guruge


For Barbara Bush — Giant American Flag At Chichester, N.H., “Camping World”, At Half Mast.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.


It is one of the largest flags around here, and one the largest I have seen.

It towers over the “Camping World” RV sales lot, in Chichester, New Hampshire — just outside of our capital, Concord. It is quite the sight to see at anytime. Today, to see it at half mast was sobering. It definitely gets your attention. Its size has caused controversy.

It is at half mast for Barbara Bush — as it should be. She was quite the lady. She will be missed.


Related Posts:
Search ‘Barbara Bush’.


by Anura Guruge

Standout Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 70th Anniversary, Independence Day — February 4, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Use link on image to access Google original.


This will make a LOT of people, like 14 million, very happy.

Having snubbed them in 2016 & 2014, Google has honored Sri Lankan Independence Day, 2018 — 70th anniversary at that — with a Google Doodle. A standout one at that — featuring the Maroon & Gold of the Ananda College colors. I am glad.

I, as the World knows, got the very 1st Google Doodle for Sri Lanka, for Independence Day, in 2013. So, I have connection …

For reasons that I cannot fathom, Google, as they also did (incorrectly) in 2015, again calls it “National Day“. NOT SO! Google should Google that. It is INDEPENDENCE DAY — 70-years.

My 2013 Google Doodle & the one in 2015.


Last Google Doodles:
Check Category ‘Google Doodle’.


by Anura Guruge


Google, As In 2016 & 2015, Does A Footnote For 2017 ‘Memorial Day’ Rather Than A Google Doodle.

by Anura Guruge


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Google has NEVER done a Google Doodle for Memorial Day!

I guess it has to do with some kind of policy that they eschew anything associated with war and conflict.

I can understand and appreciate that to an extent.

But, I think Memorial Day transcends war though by definition it is holiday honoring U.S. war dead in all conflicts.


Last Google Doodles:
>> Frankie Manning.
>>
Ravi Shankar.

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by Anura Guruge


Flag-Burning, Trump-Inciting “Hampshire College” Is NOT, I Repeat, “NOT”, In New Hampshire!

by Anura Guruge


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Google “Hampshire” for all the latest NEWS.


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“Hampshire College” Website. Click to access.


“Hampshire College” is NOT in New Hampshire.

It is in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Yes, there is an Amherst, New Hampshire
BUT it is NOT there.

Here is a MAP to help you get your bearings.

Boston is in Massachusetts.

I am in New Hampshire.

OK? Clear?

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I just heard CNN (no less) refer to “Hampshire College” in New Hampshire!

There is MORE to “Hampshire” than New Hampshire AND I am allowed to say that because I lived in Hampshire (Hants) for 9 years BEFORE moving to New Hampshire.

“Hampshire” predates New Hampshire. That makes sense, right?

The name comes from “Hamtun” — the original name of historic Southampton.

So now YOU know.


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by Anura Guruge


Flags In New Hampshire Have Been At Half-Staff For 13 Of The Last 16 Days.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Created by I.


If you are even halfway observant of these things it has been very obvious. A sad reflection of OUR times — though that does NOT mean that Drump is right (which is not surprising given that he is rarely right).


MarketWatch” did a story on this too — but on a National scale.

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Use link above to access the original. Click image to ENLARGE and view here.


Related posts:
++++ Search on ‘Half-Staff’  & Check Category ‘New Hampshire’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire Flags At Half-Staff June 19 – 26, 2016, To Honor Firefighter Doug Clement.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire Flags At Half-Staff June 13 – 16, 2016, To Honor Orlando, FL, Victims.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

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by Anura Guruge

Google Does A Footnote For 2016 ‘Memorial Day’ Rather Than Doodle — Ditto As In 2015.

by Anura Guruge


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2016 footnote. Click to ENLARGE. 


2015 footnote. Note flag is slightly different.


Google has NEVER done a Google Doodle for Memorial Day!

I guess it has to do with some kind of policy that they eschew anything associated with war and conflict.

I can understand and appreciate that to an extent.

But, I think Memorial Day transcends war though by definition it is holiday honoring U.S. war dead in all conflicts.


Fuji X-E2s Anura Guruge memorial day 2016


Last Google Doodles:
>> Frankie Manning.
>>
Ravi Shankar.

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle’ (sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


by Anura Guruge