§9A-3-1. Department empowered to establish and maintain cemetery.
The department of veterans affairs is hereby empowered to
establish and maintain a state veterans' cemetery which shall be
centrally located within the state and easily accessible. Interment
in the state veterans' cemetery shall be available to all persons
who are residents and citizens of the state and who have served in
the armed forces of the United States, including the army, air
force, navy, marine corps and coast guard, and who have a discharge
other than dishonorable.
Further, the department of veterans affairs is hereby granted
authority to acquire and transfer real property to the United
States veterans administration contingent upon the utilization of
such real property by that federal agency for the establishment of
a new national cemetery or for the expansion of an existing
For the purposes set forth in this article the department of
veterans affairs is hereby authorized to receive funds by gift,
grant, appropriation or by any other means from any source
available or to become available.