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The Queen Gave Very Special Honour To Inspirational Veteran Tom Moore On His 100th Birthday

The Queen Gave Very Special Honour To Veteran Tom Moore On His 100th Birthday
April 30, 2020 - 18:54 / Lucas Anderson

The Queen honoured the 100th birthday of WWII veteran Tom Moore. The captain's recent fundraising efforts captured the hearts of the world! Read his story and the honour he received below.

Today, captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday! He's a British WWII veteran who launched a fundraising walk for the National Health Service (NHS) amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Moore, who's affectionately called "Captain Tom," completed his walk of 100 laps in his 25m garden before his 100th birthday. The now centenarian's efforts received much attention and raised a total of nearly £30 million.

Captain Tom Moore, 99, poses doing a lap of his garden in Marston Moretaine, April 16, 2020.

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Captain Tom Moore receives a royal honour from the Queen

On Captain Tom's 100th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II honoured him by making him an honorary colonel. He was also presented with a new Defence Medal to replace one that he reportedly lost prior.

In addition, the Queen sent Tom a personalized birthday card. The Royal Family's Instagram account posted a sweet photo of him with the card. See it below.

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The Royal Family acknowledges Captain Tom Moore

In the post, the caption notes: "Each year, thousands of birthday and wedding anniversary cards are sent on behalf of The Queen to people celebrating significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries."

Tom will further receive two flybys on his birthday over his home in Bedfordshire, England. Hello! also reports that the beloved 100-year-old has received hundreds of thousands of birthday cards from schoolchildren.

Moore, who served in India and Burma during WWII, spent his 100th birthday at home with family. We join the world in wishing a very happy birthday to Tom!

NHS staff members thank Captain Tom Moore on April 16, 2020.