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§ 112. Presidential memorial certificate program
(a) At the request of the President the Secretary may conduct a program for honoring the memory of deceased persons eligible for burial in a national cemetery by reason of any of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), or (7) of section 2402(a) of this title, by preparing and sending to eligible recipients a certificate bearing the signature of the President and expressing the country’s grateful recognition of the deceased individual’s service in the Armed Forces. The award of a certificate to one eligible recipient will not preclude authorization of another certificate if a request is received from some other eligible recipient.
(b) For the purpose of this section an “eligible recipient” means the next of kin, a relative or friend upon request, or an authorized service representative acting on behalf of such relative or friend.
(c) A certificate may not be furnished under the program under subsection (a) on behalf of a deceased person described in section 2411(b) of this title.
(Added Pub. L. 89–88, § 1(a), July 24, 1965, 79 Stat. 264; amended Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 404, 405; Pub. L. 107–330, title II, § 201(a), Dec. 6, 2002, 116 Stat. 2823; Pub. L. 112–154, title VI, § 603, Aug. 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 1201; Pub. L. 114–315, title III, § 302(a), Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1551.)