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Google logo turned solemn grey for George H.W. Bush funeral



George HW Bush Google tribue
screengrab of Google’s default search page, changed to monochrome
as a sign to respect for President George H.W. Bush, who died on
Friday November 30. Google


  • Google changed its famous multicolor logo to a solemn gray on
    Wednesday to mark the day of George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
  • Clicking on the grey Google banner links to search results
    for George H.W. Bush, the 41st US president, who died on Friday.
  • Wednesday has been declared a national day of mourning by
    President Donald Trump.
  • Bush’s funeral at the US Capitol starts at 11 a.m. (ET).

Google muted the bright colors of its logo on Wednesday, to honor
George H.W. Bush on the day of his funeral.

The Google logo is normally a mix of blue, red, yellow, and
green, but its US search homepage was given a monochrome color
scheme on Wednesday morning

The search engine often changes its logo to highlight specific
anniversaries, like the signing of the Declaration of
Independence,  or notable days like Thanksgiving. 

Clicking on the grey logo links to search results for Bush’s
name. google bushClicking on
the grey logo takes you to the Google page for George H.W.

Read more:

The most powerful images from the nation’s remembrance of
President George H.W. Bush

Bush’s funeral will start at 11 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday,
attended by world leaders and royalty
. His son, George W
Bush, the 43rd president, will give a eulogy.

Bush’s casket was taken
to Washington, DC, on Monday
afternoon where it lay in state at the US Capitol from 5 p.m. on
Monday to 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Before that his remains were taken to Ellington Field Joint
Reserve Base in Houston and then to Joint Base Andrews in

He was 94 when he died on Friday. After the funeral in
Washington, DC, he will be
buried at his presidential library
 on the campus of
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

In a press release on Saturday
, President Trump said: “I do
further appoint December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning
throughout the United States.”

Business Insider has contacted Google for comment. 

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