10 U.S. Code § 7216 - Collection, preservation, and display of captured flags

The Secretary of the Navy shall collect all flags, standards, and colors taken by the Navy or the Marine Corps from enemies of the United States. These flags, standards, and colors shall be delivered to the President. Under his direction they shall be preserved and displayed in any public place he considers proper.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 445.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
7216 5 U.S.C. 418. R.S. 428; R.S. 1554; R.S. 1555.

The words “from time to time cause to be”, “transmitted to him”, and “for the purpose of being” are omitted as surplusage. The words “Marine Corps” are inserted for clarity, since the provision is interpreted as applicable thereto.

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