(a) With the authority granted by 38 U.S.C. 2409, a memorial marker may be placed in an Arlington National Cemetery memorial area
to honor the memory of service members or veterans, who are eligible for interment
under § 553.12(a) and:
(1) Who are missing in action;
(2) Whose remains have not been recovered or identified;
(3) Whose remains were buried at sea, whether by the member's or veteran's own choice
(4) Whose remains were donated to science; or
(5) Whose remains were cremated and the cremated remains were scattered without interment
or inurnment of any portion of those remains.
(b) When the remains of a primarily eligible person are unavailable for one of the reasons
listed in paragraph (a) of this section, and a derivatively eligible person who predeceased
the primarily eligible person is already interred or inurned in Arlington National
Cemetery, the primarily eligible person may be memorialized only on the existing headstone
or on a replacement headstone, ordered with a new inscription. Consistent with the one-gravesite-per-family policy, a separate marker in a memorial
area is not authorized.
(c) When a memorial marker for a primarily eligible person is already in place in a memorial
area, and a derivatively eligible person is subsequently interred or inurned in Arlington
National Cemetery, an inscription memorializing the primarily eligible person will
be placed on the new headstone or niche cover. Consistent with the one-gravesite-per-family policy, the memorial marker will then
be removed from the memorial area.
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