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10 U.S. Code § 8616 - 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, § 7216; renumbered § 8616, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


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.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7216 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.