The Queen Gave Very Special Honour To Inspirational Veteran Tom Moore On His 100th Birthday
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 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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This morning the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, The Queen's personal representative in the county, delivered a birthday card to Captain Tom Moore from Her Majesty. Today we join people across the UK and around the world in wishing Captain Tom Moore a very happy 100th birthday Each year, thousands of birthday and wedding anniversary cards are sent on behalf of The Queen to people celebrating significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Find out more on The Royal Family's website: www.royal.uk/anniversary-messages-0
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!