Zion Flag Day, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, will be observed for the twenty-first time in many Jewish communities throughout the United States on Sunday. Flag Day serves annually to acquaint the Jewish public with the Fund’s progress in the upbuilding of Palestine as a Jewish national home, and to secure popular financial support for its national land redemption program.
A large part of the $16,000,000 raised by the fund over a period of thirty years to purchase Palestine land, was obtained as a result of popular street collections, arranged twice a year, one on the occasion of Palestine Flower Day observed in the Spring, the other on the occasion of Zion Flag Day.
Zionist volunteers, recruited principally from among students in the upper classes of the Hebrew Schools and Talmud Torahs, Jewish youth and sport organizations, as well as adult members of Zionist units, form the army of canvassers. Equipped with the blue and white boxes of the Keren Kayemeth and identified by appropriate arm bands, the volunteers offer to the public on Zion Flag Day a miniature reproduction of the Zionist emblem, in anticipation of a contribution towards the Palestine Land Redemption Fund.
A number of radio broadcasts during the week-end will mark the observance of Flag Day sponsored by the Jewish National Fund.
On Saturday evening, from 9:30 to 9:45 p. m. a Flag Day program was to be rendered over radio station WBNX. Rabbi Henry A. Schorr, chairman of the Jewish National Fund Council for the Bronx, was to be guest speaker.
On Sunday, two programs on this subject will be broadcast. From eleven to 11:15 in the morning a program will be given over station WINS, with Louis P. Rocker, chairman of the finance committee of the Zionist Organization, as guest speaker.
From 12:15 to 12:30 afternoon, a Flag Day program will be broadcast## by the Federal Broadcasting System (Station WMCA), with Mrs. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Jewish National Fund Committee on cooperation with women’s organizations, as guest speaker. A program of Palestinian songs will be rendered by Cantor M. Nathanson.