Military Affairs and Defense

Monuments and Memorials

SECTION 30-28-11

§ 30-28-11. Monument to veterans of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

(a) The general assembly shall appropriate a sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the construction of a monument that shall be dedicated to the men and women from this state who served in the armed forces in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The monument shall be located in the pond at the water place site in the capital center in Providence. The general assembly shall also appropriate such a sum as it may deem necessary for the care and maintenance of the monument, and the state controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer, from time to time, for the payment of the cost of construction and maintenance of the monument upon the receipt by him or her of proper vouchers approved by the adjutant general.

(b) The POW-MIA flag, which is also the official flag of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, shall be flown over the monument until such time as all prisoners and missing in southeast Asia are accounted for.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 481, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 476, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 511, art. 2, § 48.)