Grave decorations for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 and the upcoming holidays may be placed on graves at Oakland Cemetery beginning Saturday, Nov. 7. Artificial wreaths, artificial flowers, and holiday decorations will remain in place through the end of February 2015. If not claimed by that time, the items will be removed by staff.

The City-owned public cemetery, located at 1000 Brown Street (off Governor Street), is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, although the office will be closed for Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

For more information, visit the Oakland Cemetery web page at or contact Cemetery Supervisor Russell Buffington at 319-356-5105 or

Date of publication

Friday, November 06, 2015