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Subject: Military Status Donor
Date Posted: 12/12/2011 6:44 PM ET
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I made a donation to this and enjoyed showing off my  symbol, but now I see it has been removed? And that program is no more!



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Date Posted: 12/12/2011 6:55 PM ET
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The donation icon expire after a year. Watch for them to run the military donation again to get it back! I think they just ran it not that long ago so it might be a little while again before they do it again, but its a great program and they do participate when they have the chance.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 6:55 PM ET
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The school and military donation symbols only last for a year. I was also surprised when I lost mine. This is the PBS policy. I wish they would stay permanently like the PBS donation symbol.
Date Posted: 12/12/2011 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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Jim,

The program is annual and was active in the spring.  The wings only last one year.  If you participate again next spring, you'll get your wings back.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 7:59 PM ET
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You still have your wings Mary!

As do I!



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Date Posted: 12/12/2011 8:26 PM ET
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Our wings will go away in May if we do not donate.

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 9:31 PM ET
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Ahhh thank you Mary - I wondered about that!

Date Posted: 12/12/2011 9:46 PM ET
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Yes, I was really upset when my wings disappeared the first time, and I had to wait for the program to open up again.  I love the school and military donation programs.  Will donate to both again. Pat

Date Posted: 12/13/2011 2:06 AM ET
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I lost my wings also broken heart  the military donation program is very popular, and IIRC filled up fast last spring...I missed the window.  Determined to donate quicker this spring!

PBS notified me over the weekend that a school in my area was on the School Donations List.  Less than 1 1/2 days later I wandered over to donate, and all 1,000 credits were already donated.  PBS members are wonderful heart

Date Posted: 12/14/2011 1:46 AM ET
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I'm in the same boat as Denise. I went to donate and the goal had already been met. What a wonderful complaint to have! lol I intend to keep an eye open for the next chance to donate. PBS is full of opportunities to share our love of books, but few can beat privilege of supporting the military and school donation programs

Date Posted: 12/14/2011 4:06 PM ET
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Yup, I also wasn't quick enough for the military program this year.  I saw it on the homepage and though, oh I'll take care of that tomorrow when I mail out that book, and then the next day it was full. 

I shall have to be quicker next time!

Subject: Military Donation Program
Date Posted: 12/14/2011 4:38 PM ET
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Thanks to all who replied. Guess I'll have to watch the next one when it comes up!!

Date Posted: 12/14/2011 6:49 PM ET
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In the meantime, we do what we can Jim.  I recently received (and accepted) a request to mail a book APO...going out later today laugh