In honor of Veterans Day, Google created a touching Google Doodle to be displayed on their home page. That’s not the only way that they are honoring our military vets, however. Today, they announced a new site called Google for Veterans and a brand new YouTube channel that helps vets find applicable resources as well as connect with other vets across the country.
Google developed Google for Veterans as a platform where vets and their families can find all the free Google products that can help them while serving and when coming home and trying to transition into civilian life. Here’s how it’s described on the Google blog:
Today, on Veterans Day, I am proud to share a few Google tools and platforms for the military veteran community. They can be accessed on our website, Google for Veterans and Families, which was created by veterans and their family and friends, who work at Google. This single interface brings together Google products and platforms for servicemembers and their families. We believe it will be useful to all veterans, whether still in the service, transitioning out, or on a new path in their civilian lives
Here are some of the things that Google makes available to vets:
Safe access to all their military documents and resume building with Google Docs
“Reliving” their service with Picasa
Chatting with other vets on a Google+ hangout
Google provides real-life uses for many of their products like Google Docs, Google+, YouTube, Maps, Picasa, etc. by giving vets detailed how-tos.
Another new resource that Google launched today is the new Veterans channel on YouTube. There, vets are encouraged to record videos to share with loved ones, or post videos that give tips to other vets on how to deal with certain issues – like coming home. The channel is also a place for civilians to post tributes to servicemen and women.