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Thank a Veteran Today

Here at Cutline, we like to celebrate holidays. And today is no exception. In fact, today is an especially awesome holiday because it’s a chance to thank the tens of millions of soldiers who have fought, and continue to fight, for our freedom. And in Silicon Valley, many tech companies have also been celebrating Veterans Day by honoring all of the heroes who have served in the military.

Here are just a few of the ways that tech companies are honoring veterans.

Today’s Google Doodle features a watercolor by Mike Dutton, a Google staff member, who is the son of a Vietnam vet. And Google is also sponsoring a new project, Google for Veterans and Families, to help returning veterans get help, connect with their fellow service members, and explain their experiences to their loved ones.

LinkedIn, naturally, focuses its Veterans Day efforts squarely on helping veterans find new opportunities, including a free one-year Job Seeker subscription for all current and former US veterans.

Grockit, a social learning company, that’s actually run by a Navy man, is also discounting its service for veterans, active military personnel and their families.

BranchOut, a company that expands your career network to include your Facebook friends, worked with The White House to form the Veterans Job Bank, a new search tool to help connect veterans with employers nationally by delivering jobs listings directly to former members of the military.

Facebook and CNN are partnering to let Facebook users upload pictures of veterans they want to recognize for their service. Users can and tag "CNN iReport" in the photo for it to appear on iReport's Facebook page.

Lastly, while it has nothing to do with technology and is a few years old, this video of dogs welcoming soldiers home is the best thing you’ll see all day. Feel free to post a few other ways companies are honoring veterans, in the comments below.

Happy Veterans Day, from Cutline.

lmorales
Published: Nov 12, 2011

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