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24 USC CHAPTER 7 - NATIONAL CEMETERIES 01/06/03

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TITLE 24 - HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS

CHAPTER 7 - NATIONAL CEMETERIES

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CHAPTER 7 - NATIONAL CEMETERIES

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Sec.

271 to 295. Repealed or Omitted.

295a. Arlington Memorial Amphitheater.

(a) Recommendations of Secretary of Defense for

memorials and entombments.

(b) Specific authorization from Congress.

(c) Character of memorials.

296. Repealed.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Section 2 of Ex. Ord. No. 6166, June 10, 1933, as amended by Ex.

Ord. No. 6229, July 27, 1934; Ex. Ord. No. 6614, Feb. 26, 1934; Ex.

Ord. No. 6690, Apr. 25, 1934, set out as a note to section 901 of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, transferred all

functions of administrator of certain historical national

cemeteries located within the continental limits of the United

States, including certain cemeteries administered by the War

Department to the Director of National Parks, Buildings, and

Reservations in the Department of the Interior.

By Ex. Ord. No. 6228, July 28, 1933, also set out as a note to

section 901 of Title 5, the operation of Executive Order No. 6166

as to the transfer of the specified national cemeteries was

postponed until further order, except with regard to the following

cemeteries located within the continental limits of the United

States:

NATIONAL MILITARY PARKS

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia and

Tennessee.

Fort Donelson National Military Park, Tennessee.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battle Fields, Memorial,

Virginia.

Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina.

Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina.

Moores Creek National Military Park, North Carolina.

Petersburg National Military Park, Virginia.

Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee.

Stones River National Military Park, Tennessee.

Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.

NATIONAL PARKS

Abraham Lincoln National Park, Kentucky.

Fort McHenry National Park, Maryland.

BATTLEFIELD SITES

Antietam Battlefield, Maryland.

Appomattox, Virginia.

Brices Cross Roads, Mississippi.

Chalmette Monument and Grounds, Louisiana.

Cowpens, South Carolina.

Fort Necessity, Wharton County, Pennsylvania.

Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia.

Monocacy, Maryland.

Tupelo, Mississippi.

White Plains, New York.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Big Hole Battlefield, Beaverhead County, Montana.

Cabrillo Monument, Ft. Rosecrans, California.

Castle Pinckney, Charleston, South Carolina.

Father Millet Cross, Fort Niagara, New York.

Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Florida.

Fort Matanzas, Florida.

Fort Pulaski, Georgia.

Meriwether Lewis, Hardin County, Tennessee.

Mound City Group, Chillicothe, Ohio.

Statue of Liberty, Fort Wood, New York.

MISCELLANEOUS MEMORIALS

Camp Blount Tablets, Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Kill Devil Hill Monument, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

New Echota Marker, Georgia.

Lee Mansion, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

NATIONAL CEMETERIES

Battleground, District of Columbia.

Antietam, (Sharpsburg) Maryland.

Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fort Donelson, (Dover) Tennessee.

Shiloh, (Pittsburg Landing) Tennessee.

Stones River, (Murfreesboro) Tennessee.

Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Poplar Grove, (Petersburg) Virginia.

Yorktown, Virginia.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Director of National Parks, Buildings and Reservations renamed

Director of National Park Service by act Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 38, 48

Stat. 362.

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NATIONAL CEMETERIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

The functions of administration pertaining to national cemeteries

located in foreign countries, which were transferred to the

Department of State, were revoked and the functions of

administration pertaining to national cemeteries and memorials

located in Europe, together with personnel, records, etc. were

transferred to the American Battle Monuments Commission by Ex. Ord.

No. 6614, Apr. 25, 1934, set out as a note under section 901 of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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24 USC Secs. 271 to 276 01/06/03

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Secs. 271 to 276. Repealed. Pub. L. 93-43, Sec. 7(a)(1)-(3), (61),

June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 82, 88

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Section 271, R.S. Sec. 4870, provided for manner of acquisition

of lands.

Section 271a, act June 29, 1938, ch. 808, 52 Stat. 1233, related

to State donations of land.

Section 272, R.S. Sec. 4871; act Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, Sec. 291,

36 Stat. 1167, provided for appraisement of real estate.

Section 273, R.S. Sec. 4872, provided for payment of appraised

value.

Section 274, R.S. Sec. 4873, provided for superintendents of

cemeteries.

Section 275, acts Mar. 24, 1948, ch. 143, Sec. 1, 62 Stat. 84;

Aug. 30, 1961, Pub. L. 87-178, 75 Stat. 411, provided for selection

of superintendents.

Section 276, R.S. Sec. 4875; act July 30, 1912, ch. 258, 37 Stat.

240, provided for fuel and quarters for superintendents.

Subject matter is generally covered by section 2400 et seq. of

Title 38, Veterans' Benefits. See sections 2404 and 2406 of Title

38.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such earlier date as the

President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, see

section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43, set out as a note under section

2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

SUPERINTENDENTS OF NATIONAL CEMETERIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF

THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

Pub. L. 97-306, title IV, Sec. 405, Oct. 14, 1982, 96 Stat. 1443,

provided that: "Notwithstanding section 7(b)(2) of the National

Cemeteries Act of 1973 (87 Stat. 88) [section 7 of Pub. L. 93-43

set out below], the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to

provide for selection of superintendents of national cemeteries

from meritorious and trustworthy members of the Armed Forces who

have been disabled in the line of duty for active field service",

approved March 24, 1948 [Act Mar. 24, 1948, ch. 143, 62 Stat. 84,

which enacted former section 275 of this title], as in effect on

the day before the effective date of section 7 of the National

Cemeteries Act of 1973 [see section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43 set out

as a note under section 2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits],

shall not apply with respect to the appointment of the

superintendent of a national cemetery under the jurisdiction of the

Secretary of the Army."

MATURED RIGHTS AND DUTIES, INCURRED PENALTIES, LIABILITIES, AND

FORFEITURES, AND COMMENCED PROCEEDINGS EXCEPTED IN REPEAL OF

NATIONAL CEMETERIES PROVISIONS

Section 7(a) of Pub. L. 93-43 provided in part that sections 271

to 276, 278 to 279d, 281 to 282, 286 to 290, and 296 of this title

are repealed, except with respect to rights and duties that

matured, penalties, liabilities, and forfeitures that were

incurred, and proceedings that were begun before effective date of

such section 7.

Section 7 of Pub. L. 93-43 effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such

earlier date as the President may prescribe and publish in the

Federal Register, see section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43, set out as a

note under section 2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF SECRETARIES UNAFFECTED

Section 7(b) of Pub. L. 93-43 provided that: "Nothing in this

section [repealing sections 271 to 276, 278 to 279d, 281 to 282,

286 to 290, and 296 of this title and enacting provisions set out

as a note under sections 271 to 276] shall be deemed to affect in

any manner the functions, powers, and duties of -

"(1) the Secretary of the Interior with respect to those

cemeteries, memorials, or monuments under his jurisdiction on the

effective date of this section [see note above], or

"(2) the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, or

the Secretary of the Air Force with respect to those cemeteries,

memorials, or monuments under his jurisdiction to which the

transfer provisions of section 6(a) of this Act [set out as a

note under section 2404 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits] do not

apply."

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24 USC Sec. 277 01/06/03

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Sec. 277. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 646

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Section, acts Feb. 12, 1925, ch. 225, title II, 43 Stat. 926;

Apr. 15, 1926, ch. 146, title II, 44 Stat. 288, provided for

appointment and pay of a superintendent of Antietam Battlefield.

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24 USC Secs. 278 to 279d 01/06/03

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Secs. 278 to 279d. Repealed. Pub. L. 93-43, Sec. 7(a)(1), (4), (5),

(7), June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 82

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Section 278, acts July 24, 1876, ch. 226, Sec. 1, 19 Stat. 99;

June 10, 1921, ch. 18, Secs. 206, 215, 42 Stat. 21, 23; Sept. 12,

1950, ch. 946, title III, Sec. 301(96), 64 Stat. 844, provided for

care and maintenance of cemeteries. See section 2404(a), (e) of

Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

Section 279, R.S. Sec. 4877, related to inclosure, headstones,

and registers. See section 2404(a), (c), (d) of Title 38.

Section 279a, acts July 1, 1948, ch. 791, Sec. 1, 62 Stat. 1215;

Aug. 14, 1958, Pub. L. 85-644, Sec. 1(1), 72 Stat. 601; Aug. 28,

1958, Pub. L. 85-811, 72 Stat. 978; Sept. 1, 1970, Pub. L. 91-369,

84 Stat. 836, provided for headstones for unmarked graves of Civil

War soldiers, members of armed forces, reserve components, National

Guard, Air National Guard, and Reserve Officers Training Corps;

compilation of list; and inscription of names on Memorial. See

sections 2306 and 2403 of Title 38.

Section 279b, acts July 1, 1948, ch. 791, Sec. 2, 62 Stat. 1216;

Aug. 14, 1958, Pub. L. 85-644, Sec. 1(2), 72 Stat. 602, authorized

rules and regulations for the headstones, list, and inscription of

names.

Section 279c, act July 1, 1948, ch. 791, Sec. 3, 62 Stat. 1216,

related to preservation of records respecting the headstones, list,

and inscription of names. See section 2404(d) of Title 38.

Section 279d, acts Aug. 27, 1954, ch. 1013, 68 Stat. 880; July 3,

1956, ch. 509, 70 Stat. 489, provided for markers to honor memory

of certain Armed Forces personnel. See section 2403(a), (b) of

Title 38.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such earlier date as the

President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, see

section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43, set out as a note under section

2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

MATURED RIGHTS AND DUTIES, INCURRED PENALTIES, LIABILITIES, AND

FORFEITURES, AND COMMENCED PROCEEDINGS EXCEPTED IN REPEAL OF

NATIONAL CEMETERIES PROVISIONS

Provisions repealed except with respect to rights and duties

matured, penalties, liabilities, and forfeitures that were

incurred, and proceedings that were begun before effective date of

section 7 of Pub. L. 93-43, see section 7(a) of Pub. L. 93-43, set

out as a note under sections 271 to 276 of this title.

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24 USC Secs. 280 to 280b 01/06/03

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Secs. 280 to 280b. Repealed. July 1, 1948, ch. 791, Sec. 4, 62

Stat. 1216

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Section 280, act Feb. 3, 1879, ch. 44, 20 Stat. 281, related to

headstones in private cemeteries. See sections 2306 and 2400 et

seq. of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

Section 280a, act Feb. 26, 1929, ch. 324, 45 Stat. 1307, related

to headstones for Confederate soldiers. See sections 2306 and 2400

et seq. of Title 38.

Section 280b, act Apr. 18, 1940, ch. 109, 54 Stat. 142, related

to standard headstones. See sections 2306 and 2400 et seq. of Title

38.

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24 USC Secs. 281 to 282 01/06/03

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Secs. 281 to 282. Repealed. Pub. L. 93-43, Sec. 7(a)(6), (8),

(10)-(12), (60), June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 82, 88

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Section 281, acts May 14, 1948, ch. 289, Sec. 1, 62 Stat. 234;

Sept. 14, 1959, Pub. L. 86-260, 73 Stat. 547, enumerated classes of

persons eligible for burial in national cemeteries and provided for

removal of remains. See section 2402 of Title 38, Veterans'

Benefits.

Section 281a, act Aug. 4, 1947, ch. 467, Sec. 1, 61 Stat. 742,

provided for utilization of surplus military real property for

cemeteries.

Section 281b, act Aug. 4, 1947, ch. 467, Sec. 2, 61 Stat. 742,

related to utilization of surplus military real property for

expansion of existing cemeteries and limited the expanded national

cemetery area to six hundred and forty acres.

Section 281c, act Aug. 4, 1947, ch. 467, Sec. 3, 61 Stat. 742,

authorized regulations respecting utilization of surplus military

real property for cemeteries.

Section 281d, act Mar. 10, 1950, ch. 52, Sec. 1, 64 Stat. 12,

related to utilization of surplus military real property for

cemeteries at Fort Logan, Colo.

Section 281e, act Mar. 10, 1950, ch. 52, Sec. 2, 64 Stat. 12,

provided for selection of lands, care and maintenance, and

limitation of area of national cemetery at Fort Logan, Colo.

Section 281f, act Mar. 10, 1950, ch. 52, Sec. 3, 64 Stat. 12,

authorized Secretary of the Army to prescribe rules and regulations

for administration of national cemetery at Fort Logan, Colo.

Section 281g, act Aug. 10, 1950, ch. 672, Secs. 1, 2, 64 Stat.

434, provided for expansion of existing cemeteries at Rock Island

National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Fort Leavenworth,

National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Barrancas National

Cemetery, near Pensacola, Florida.

Section 282, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 355, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 440,

provided for burial of Confederate veterans.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such earlier date as the

President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, see

section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43, set out as a note under section

2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

MATURED RIGHTS AND DUTIES, INCURRED PENALTIES, LIABILITIES, AND

FORFEITURES, AND COMMENCED PROCEEDINGS EXCEPTED IN REPEAL OF

NATIONAL CEMETERIES PROVISIONS

Provisions repealed except with respect to rights and duties

matured, penalties, liabilities, and forfeitures that were

incurred, and proceedings that were begun before effective date of

section 7 of Pub. L. 93-43, see section 7(a) of Pub. L. 93-43, set

out as a note under sections 271 to 276 of this title.

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24 USC Secs. 283 to 285 01/06/03

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Secs. 283 to 285. Omitted

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Section 283, R.S. Sec. 4879, related to the military cemetery

near Mexico City. See section 2111 of Title 36, Patriotic and

National Observances, Ceremonies, and Organizations.

Section 284, R.S. Sec. 4880, related to the regulations for the

military cemetery near Mexico City, and is covered by Ex. Ord. No.

9873, July 17, 1947, 12 F.R. 4777, set out as a note under section

2111 of Title 36.

Section 285, acts Feb. 24, 1925, ch. 306, Sec. 2, 43 Stat. 970;

May 10, 1928, ch. 515, 45 Stat. 494, which authorized the Secretary

of War to accept the land comprising the burial place of President

Zachary Taylor, and to establish a national cemetery thereon, has

been omitted as executed.

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24 USC Secs. 286 to 290 01/06/03

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Secs. 286 to 290. Repealed. Pub. L. 93-43, Sec. 7(a)(1), (13)-(18),

(42), (44)-(46), June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 82, 83, 85

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Section 286, R.S. Sec. 4881; act Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, Sec. 291,

36 Stat. 1167, provided penalty for defacing cemeteries. See

section 901 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

Section 287, R.S. Sec. 4882, related to jurisdiction of United

States upon purchase of any national cemetery with consent of any

State legislature.

Section 288, acts Feb. 12, 1925, ch. 225, title II, 43 Stat. 926;

Apr. 15, 1926, ch. 146, title II, 44 Stat. 287; Feb. 23, 1927, ch.

167, title II, 44 Stat. 1138; Mar. 23, 1928, ch. 232, title II, 45

Stat. 354; Feb. 28, 1929, ch. 366, title II, 45 Stat. 1375; June

30, 1954, ch. 425, Sec. 101, 68 Stat. 331; July 15, 1955, ch. 370,

title III, 69 Stat. 360; July 2, 1956, ch. 490, title III, 70 Stat.

479, prohibited expenditure of any appropriation for maintenance of

more than a single approach to any national cemetery.

Section 289, act May 23, 1941, ch. 130, 55 Stat. 191, provided

for conveyance to State or municipality of approach road to

national cemetery. See section 2404(f) of Title 38, Veterans'

Benefits.

Section 290, act July 27, 1953, ch. 245, Sec. 101, 67 Stat. 197,

prohibited encroachment by railroad on rights of way. See section

2404 of Title 38.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such earlier date as the

President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, see

section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43, set out as a note under section

2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

MATURED RIGHTS AND DUTIES, INCURRED PENALTIES, LIABILITIES, AND

FORFEITURES, AND COMMENCED PROCEEDINGS EXCEPTED IN REPEAL OF

NATIONAL CEMETERIES PROVISIONS

Provisions repealed except with respect to rights and duties

matured, penalties, liabilities, and forfeitures that were

incurred, and proceedings that were begun before effective date of

section 7 of Pub. L. 93-43, see section 7(a) of Pub. L. 93-43, set

out as a note under sections 271 to 276 of this title.

CONVEYANCE TO STATE OR MUNICIPALITY OF APPROACH ROAD TO NATIONAL

CEMETERY

Provisions similar to those set out in former section 289 of this

title relating to conveyance to State or municipality of approach

road to national cemetery, were also repealed by Pub. L. 93-43,

Sec. 7(a)(27) to (29), June 18, 1973, 67 Stat. 84. Subject matter

was contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

June 24, 1940, ch. 415, 54 Stat. 506.

June 28, 1939, ch. 246, 53 Stat. 857.

June 11, 1938, ch. 348, 52 Stat. 668.

ENCROACHMENT BY RAILROAD ON RIGHTS OF WAY

Provisions similar to those set out in former section 290 of this

title relating to encroachment by railroad on rights of way were

also repealed by Pub. L. 93-43, Sec. 7(a)(19) to (41), (43), June

18, 1973, 87 Stat. 83 to 85. Subject matter was contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

July 11, 1952, ch. 669, 66 Stat. 579.

Oct. 24, 1951, ch. 556, 65 Stat. 617.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, ch. IX, 64 Stat. 725.

Oct. 13, 1949, ch. 688, 63 Stat. 846.

June 25, 1948, ch. 655, 62 Stat. 1019.

July 31, 1947, ch. 411, 61 Stat. 687.

May 2, 1946, ch. 247, 60 Stat. 161.

Mar. 31, 1945, ch. 45, 59 Stat. 39.

June 26, 1944, ch. 275, 58 Stat. 327.

June 2, 1943, ch. 115, 57 Stat. 94.

Apr. 28, 1942, ch. 246, 56 Stat. 220.

May 23, 1941, ch. 130, 55 Stat. 191.

June 24, 1940, ch. 415, 54 Stat. 506.

June 28, 1939, ch. 246, 53 Stat. 857.

June 11, 1938, ch. 348, 52 Stat. 668.

July 19, 1937, ch. 511, 50 Stat. 515.

May 15, 1936, ch. 404, 49 Stat. 1305.

Apr. 9, 1935, ch. 54, title II, 49 Stat. 145.

Apr. 26, 1934, ch. 165, title II, 48 Stat. 639.

Mar. 4, 1933, ch. 281, title II, 47 Stat. 1595.

July 14, 1932, ch. 482, title II, 47 Stat. 689.

Feb. 23, 1931, ch. 279, title II, 46 Stat. 1302.

May 28, 1930, ch. 348, title II, 46 Stat. 458.

Feb. 28, 1929, ch. 366, title II, 45 Stat. 1375.

Mar. 23, 1928, ch. 232, title II, 45 Stat. 354.

Feb. 23, 1927, ch. 167, title II, 44 Stat. 1138.

Apr. 15, 1926, ch. 146, title II, 44 Stat. 287.

Feb. 12, 1925, ch. 225, title II, 43 Stat. 926.

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24 USC Secs. 291 to 295 01/06/03

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Secs. 291 to 295. Repealed. Pub. L. 86-694, Sec. 2, Sept. 2, 1960,

74 Stat. 739

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Section 291, act Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 169, Sec. 1, 41 Stat. 1440,

established a commission to make recommendations for memorials and

entombments for Arlington Memorial Amphitheater.

Section 292, act Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 169, Sec. 2, 41 Stat. 1440,

provided for a chairman and disbursing officer.

Section 293, act Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 169, Sec. 3, 41 Stat. 1440,

required specific Congressional authorization for erection of

memorials and interments.

Section 294, act Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 169, Sec. 4, 41 Stat. 1440,

related to restrictions on inscriptions and entombments.

Section 295, act Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 169, Sec. 5, 41 Stat. 1440,

related to character of the inscription.

Sections are covered by section 295a of this title.

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Sec. 295a. Arlington Memorial Amphitheater

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(a) Recommendations of Secretary of Defense for memorials and

entombments

The Secretary of Defense or his designee may send to Congress in

January of each year, his recommendations with respect to the

memorials to be erected, and the remains of deceased members of the

Armed Forces to be entombed, in the Arlington Memorial

Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

(b) Specific authorization from Congress

No memorial may be erected and no remains may be entombed in such

amphitheater unless specifically authorized by Congress.

(c) Character of memorials

The character, design, or location of any memorial authorized by

Congress is subject to the approval of the Secretary of Defense or

his designee.

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(Pub. L. 86-694, Sec. 1, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 739.)

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MEMORIAL TO VETERANS OF VIETNAM CONFLICT

Pub. L. 95-479, title III, Sec. 307, Oct. 18, 1978, 92 Stat.

1566, provided that: "The Secretary of Defense shall have placed in

the Trophy Hall of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National

Cemetery a memorial plaque which shall bear the following

inscription: 'The people of the United States of America pay

tribute to those members of the Armed Forces of the United States

who served honorably in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam

conflict.'. To further honor those members of the Armed Forces who

lost their lives in hostile action in Southeast Asia during the

Vietnam conflict, the Secretary of Defense shall have placed near

such plaque in a suitable repository a display of the Purple Heart

Medal and other medals, ribbons, and decorations associated with

service in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict."

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Sec. 296. Repealed. Pub. L. 93-43, Sec. 7(a)(9), June 18, 1973, 87

Stat. 82

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Section, act July 1, 1947, ch. 187, 61 Stat. 234, related to

preservation of historic graveyards in abandoned military posts and

conveyance to grantees. See section 2405(b) of Title 38, Veterans'

Benefits.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such earlier date as the

President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, see

section 10(c) of Pub. L. 93-43, set out as a note under section

2306 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

MATURED RIGHTS AND DUTIES, INCURRED PENALTIES, LIABILITIES, AND

FORFEITURES, AND COMMENCED PROCEEDINGS EXCEPTED IN REPEAL OF

NATIONAL CEMETERIES PROVISIONS

Provisions repealed except with respect to rights and duties

matured, penalties, liabilities, and forfeitures that were

incurred, and proceedings that were begun before effective date of

section 7 of Pub. L. 93-43, see section 7(a) of Pub. L. 93-43, set

out as a note under sections 271 to 276 of this title.

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