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10 U.S. Code § 8472 - Chapel: crypt and window spaces

The crypt and window spaces of the Naval Academy Chapel may be used only for memorials to officers of the Navy who have successfully commanded a fleet or squadron in battle or who have received the thanks of Congress for conspicuously distinguished services in time of war. No memorial to an officer may be accepted for, or installed in, the crypt or window spaces until at least five years after the death of that officer.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 435, § 6972; renumbered § 8472, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


34 U.S.C. 1111.

Mar. 3, 1909, ch. 255, 35 Stat. 773 (2d par.).

The words “United States” in connection with the chapel, the words “of the United States” in connection with naval officers and with Congress, and the words “or may receive” are omitted as surplusage. The proviso is omitted as executed.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 6972 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.