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Google Veterans Day’s Doodle painted by veteran who lost parts of both arms in Iraq

Google is honoring Veterans Day with a Doodle painted by a U.S. veteran who misplaced components of each arms whereas serving in Iraq.

Middleboro, Mass.-based artist Pete Damon was serving as a helicopter mechanic in 2003 when he was severely injured. “I’d not be alive right this moment have been it not for my fellow service members who sprang into motion to avoid wasting my life,” he wrote, in a weblog submit.

The “Paying Tribute” Doodle exhibits two kids, one sporting camouflage and the opposite with a sailor’s cap, establishing a flag show for Veterans Day. “It’s meant to honor all of those that have served within the U.S. Armed Forces,” Damon stated, within the weblog submit. “With this piece, I hope folks will notice and recognize the non-public sacrifice that each one who serve within the navy endure securing the freedom of all People. I significantly hope that individuals will acknowledge the significance of educating kids to honor their service.”


Artist and Iraq Warfare veteran Pete Damon along with his Google Doodle portray. (Pete Damon)

Damon defined that he began portray as a type of remedy, which led to a profession in artwork. “I have been portray scenes of kids planting flags for a while now. As a younger Cub Scout, my son’s troop would usually be recruited to plant flags to honor veterans. My spouse and I’d usually tag alongside. I discovered the scene of these kids honoring veterans to be very shifting and profound.”

The veteran’s inventive influences embrace Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, George Luks and George Bellows, based on his web site.


The Google Doodle painted by Pete Damon.

The Google Doodle painted by Pete Damon.

Final yr, Google featured a particular animated Doodle to commemorate Veterans Day.

Observe James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

Aariyan Patel
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