To the Editor:

We asked...and everyone delivered! Thank you to the hundreds of caring folks and their pups who came to Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk on Sunday, Dec. 9, to honor the life of the late President George H. W. Bush.

We shared warm stories, a great deal of laughter, wore his trademark colorful socks, signed a big card for the Bush family, and sang Silent Night. We all reminded one another of how people of all persuasions can come together for a common purpose. In addition, due to the generosity of this group, we collected two entire carloads of new gifts for the veterans who reside at Togus VA!

Thank you one and all for your kindness and for honoring the legacy of a great man!

Rep. Diane Denk