35B.16  Markers for graves.

The county commission of veteran affairs may furnish a suitable and appropriate metal marker for the grave of each honorably discharged person, who served in the military or naval forces of the United States during any war, including World War I at any time between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, both dates inclusive; World War II at any time between December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946, both dates inclusive; the Korean Conflict at any time between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, both dates inclusive; the Vietnam Conflict at any time between December 22, 1961, and May 7, 1975, both dates inclusive; and the Persian Gulf Conflict at any time between August 2, 1990, and the date the president or the Congress of the United States declares a permanent cessation of hostilities, both dates inclusive; and who is buried within the limits of the county, to be placed at the individual's grave to permanently mark and designate the grave for memorial purposes. The expenses shall be paid from any funds raised as provided in this chapter. If Congress enacts a date different from August 2, 1990, as the beginning of the Persian Gulf Conflict for purposes of determining whether a veteran is entitled to receive military benefits as a veteran of the Persian Gulf Conflict, that date shall be substituted for August 2, 1990.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 434-a; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5396; C39, § 3828.064; C46, 50, 54, § 250.16; C58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 79, 81, § 250.16, 250.21; S81, § 250.16; 81 Acts, ch 33, § 11]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 67, § 29; 86 Acts, ch 1237, §13; 88 Acts, ch 1082, §4; 91 Acts, ch 199, §4

  C93, § 35B.16

Internal References

  Referred to in § 714.7A

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