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Oscar Hebert, middle left, of Dixfield and Kirk Thurston, middle right, of Rumford lay a wreath at Veterans Greens in Mexico on Sunday morning. Looking on, from left, are Mavis Powell of Dixfield, Barbara Arsenault of Rumford, Bridget Daigle of Dixfield, Edward Ellis of Dixfield, Jim Scott of Rumford, Hebert, Thurston, Gerald Francis of Peru and event organizer Robert "Bub" Desroches of Dixfield. Desroches, working with American Legion posts, the state commander, state president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rumford VFW president, organized a wreath-laying ceremony for local war memorials. Desroches said he laid wreaths in 29 cemeteries throughout the Evergreen Valley on Saturday and continued in Rumford, Mexico, Dixfield, Peru and others Sunday.