Memorial Day services Monday

The communities of Buffalo Center and Lakota will commemorate Memorial Day with special services on Monday, May 25. While the regular Memorial Day programs won’t be held in either community this year due to COVID-19, both towns will hold their usual outdoor cemetery services on Monday morning.

In Buffalo Center, a 9 a.m. service is planned at the Conflux of Crosses Graceland Cemetery. The program includes the reading of the Honored Roll of veterans buried at Graceland and Olena Mound cemeteries, a rifle salute, and the playing of “Taps”. Flags will be displayed at the cemeteries beginning on Friday. In the event of inclement weather on Monday morning, the service will be pushed back to Monday afternoon.

Lakota’s Memorial Day service is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery. The service will continue at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

The community of Rake has also cancelled its Memorial Day program this year. While no service will be held in Rake, American flags and crosses with poppies will be displayed at the lawn south of Town Hall on Monday.