The City of Fort Madison's Cemetery Department will once again be conducting cemetery clean up from Monday, August 13, 2012 to Friday, August 24, 2012. All items must be removed before Monday, August 13, 2012. Any items left will be disposed of during cemetery clean up. Items may be put back on the grave starting Saturday, August 25, 2012. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Fort Madison City Council adopted an ordinance change for Soldiers Circle on November 3, 2004, which was subsequently published in the Daily Democrat on November 12, 2004. The ordinance change pertains to "Ornamentation in Military Sections - Oakland Cemetery" which places restrictions and limitations on items placed on the grave.