§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 national cemetery.
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.