38 U.S. Code § 2410 - Burial of cremated remains in Arlington National Cemetery
The Secretary of the Army shall designate an area of appropriate size within Arlington National Cemetery for the unmarked interment, in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, of the ashes of persons eligible for interment in Arlington National Cemetery whose remains were cremated. Such area shall be an area not suitable for the burial of casketed remains.
References in Text
The date of the enactment of this paragraph, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 114–158, which was approved May 20, 2016.
2016—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–158 added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 2016 Amendment
“(1)In general.—The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to—
the remains of a person that are not formally interred or inurned as of the date of the enactment of this Act [May 20, 2016]; and
a person who dies on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.
“(2)Formally interred or inurned defined.—
In this subsection, the term ‘formally interred or inurned’ means interred or inurned in a cemetery, crypt, mausoleum, columbarium, niche, or other similar formal location.”