- Captain Thomas Moore is a World War II veteran who just turned 100-year-old in April.
- Prior to his birthday, he made a commitment to do walking laps and raised more than $37M for health workers!
- Queen Elizabeth knighted Sir Tom Moore in an outdoor ceremony in Windsor Castle on Friday.
Captain Sir Thomas Moore, a veteran who raised a massive amount of money for the British National Health Service in the difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic received an honor graced by Queen Elizabeth on Friday.
Capt. Tom received the Knighthood from the 94-year-old queen in a ceremony at Windsor Castle which was the first time the Queen attended since the stay-at-home order started in March.
During the ceremony, all the people involved including Capt. Tom and the Queen — who are considered high-risks — followed strict safety protocols.
The 100-year-old veteran was accompanied by his family as he attended the ceremony held at the quadrangle of Windsor Castle.
The Queen tapped his shoulder with the sword that had been passed down from her father, King George VI.
In a tweet on Friday morning just before the Ceremony, Capt. Tom said in excitement:
“Good Morning! Ready and raring to go for what is a very special day. Thank you for all the well wishes, as ever, overwhelmed by your support.”
Capt. Tom has gained quite some fame in April after he raised more than $37M intended to aid the National Health Service workers in the front lines in the U.K.
Initially, his goal was only $1,000 as he aims to complete 100 laps walking on his garden in Buckinghamshire, England.
But his campaign had gone viral and as he turned 100 years old on April 30, the money he was able to raise was unbelievably tens of millions of dollars.
With that, the World War II veteran was promoted to the rank of colonel by the queen plus a special flyover to celebrate his achievements.
Despite being busy with her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice’s wedding, the queen made sure to attend Capt. Tom’s investiture ceremony.
Old but gold indeed!
Source: Good Morning America