24 United States Code: Sec. 295a. Arlington Memorial Amphitheater

(a) Recommendations of Secretary of Defense for memorials and entombments:

The Secretary of Defense or his designee may send to Congress in January of each year, his recommendations with respect to the memorials to be erected, and the      remains of deceased members of the Armed Forces to be entombed, in the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

(b) Specific authorization from Congress:

No memorial may be erected and no remains may be  entombed in such  amphitheater unless specifically authorized by Congress.

(c) Character of memorials:

The character, design, or location of any memorial  authorized by Congress is subject to the approval of the Secretary of Defense or his designee.

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