MARKERS FOR VETERANS' GRAVES (EXCERPT)
Act 63 of 1915
35.832a United States flags for veterans' graves in privately owned cemetery; request; expense.
(1) A privately owned cemetery, upon the request of a family member of a veteran of the armed forces of the United States who is buried within the cemetery, shall provide a suitable United States flag not larger than 12 inches by 18 inches, at the cemetery's expense, for the grave of the veteran. The cemetery shall be responsible for the cost and maintenance of the United States flag.
(2) A privately owned cemetery shall provide the United States flags required under subsection (1) for placement during Memorial day, the fourth of July, and Veterans day, and may, but shall not be required to, provide the United States flags during any other times of the year.
(3) A request to a privately owned cemetery under this section shall include the location of the grave of the veteran for whom a United States flag is to be provided. The family member who makes the request is responsible for placing the United States flag on the grave of the veteran, and may supply and use, at his or her own expense, a suitable flag holder. The privately owned cemetery is not responsible for placing the United States flag or flag holder on the grave of the veteran. The privately owned cemetery may remove the flag and flag holder if they are not removed by the family member who made the request.
(4) In the case of a mausoleum or other burial chamber containing the graves of more than 1 veteran, a privately owned cemetery need only supply 1 United States flag for placement at the mausoleum or burial chamber to memorialize all of those veterans' graves.
History: Add. 1988, Act 263, Imd. Eff. July 15, 1988
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