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Executive Order 9761--Preservation and display of enemy flags captured by the Navy and the Coast Guard

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 9761 of July 23, 1946, appear at 11 FR 7999, 3 CFR, 1943-1948 Comp., p. 561, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1555 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (5 U.S.C. 418), the Secretary of the Navy is hereby directed to cause all flags, standards, and colors heretofore or hereafter taken by the Navy from the enemies of the United States in war to be deposited, for preservation and display, in the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, under the care of the Superintendent thereof:

Provided, That any such flags, standards, or colors taken by the Coast Guard of the United States while, operating as a part of the Navy pursuant to law or direction of the President shall be deposited, for preservation and display, in the United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut, under the care of the Superintendent thereof:

Provided further, That any such flags, standards, or colors so taken by the Marine Corps, and not presently under the care of the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, unless otherwise specifically directed by the Secretary of the Navy, shall be deposited, for preservation and display, in the United States Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia, under the care of the Curator thereof.

[Further proviso added by EO 9796 of Oct. 31, 1946, 11 FR 12923, 3 CFR, 1943-1948 Comp., p. 580]

The order of President James K. Polk dated February 9, 1849, relating to the preservation and display of flags, standards, and colors taken by the Navy of the United States from their enemies in time of war, is hereby superseded.


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