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B’nai B’rith to Provide Birthday Gifts for Wounded on Hospital Ships Returning to U.S.

Thousands of individually wrapped birthday gifts for wounded serviceman returning to the United States on Army and Navy Hospital ships will be provided by B’nai B’rith’s members throughout the country as part of major expansion of B’nai B’rith’s program of providing recreational material for wounded man on hospital ships, it was announced today by the National B’nai B’rith War Service Department.

Acting on a request from Mrs. Archibald MacLeish, national director of the Camp and Hospital Council Service of the American Red Cross, the B’nai B’rith War Service Department has called upon B’nai B’rith groups to request each of the 200,000 men, women and young people in the organization to observe his or her own birthday by providing a birthday gift to a wounded serviceman returning on a hospital ship.