To the Editor:

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 on Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk to honor local friend and neighbor President George H. W. Bush. Bring families and four-legged friends, wear colorful sox, and sign a memorial card to be delivered to the family.

Attendees are also requested to bring a new gift for a veteran at Togus VA Hospital. Suggested gift items include new sox, pajamas, robes, flannel shirts, sweats, slippers, toiletries, and books. The gathering will honor a true war hero and give "41" the sendoff he deserves.

Diane M. Denk

Kennebunk