After his daughters confirmed his passing on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth sent a special message to Captain Sir Tom Moore's family, paying special tribute to the World War II veteran.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Captain Sir Tom Moore, a World War II veteran, had died at Bedford Hospital due to COVID-19. He was admitted two days before his death. He was aged 100.
The news saddened many people inspired by the deceased's heroics, especially amid the pandemic. Many people paid tribute to Moore, and leading them was Queen Elizabeth, who wrote a private message to his family, condoling with them on his passing.
Tom Moore on April 30, 2020, in Marston Moretaine, England | Photo: Getty Images
The royal family's official Twitter account revealed in a tweet that Queen Elizabeth sent the late Captain's family a private message of condolence.
The tweet further revealed that Her Majesty The Queen enjoyed meeting Moore and his family at Windsor last year, adding that her thoughts and those of the royal family are with them.
Besides the royal family, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor leader Keir Starmer and many celebrities and public figures have paid tribute to Captain Moore.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in his tribute, said Moore was the very best of people, adding that a nation followed him where he walked. Such words are not far-fetched because Moore left a lasting legacy in the world.
Moore's knighthood came after he raised over $40 million for the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).
It would be recalled that Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Moore in July 2020, her first face-to-face duty since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was conducted on Windsor Castle's quadrangle lawns.
The Queen used a sword that belonged to her father, King George VI, to touch both Moore's shoulders as he leaned against his walker, while his family members watched with pride.
It was a truly deserved honor given the magnitude of the deceased centurion's accomplishments amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Moore's knighthood came after he raised over $40 million for the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) amid the COVID-19 lockdown. He raised funds by walking 100 laps in his backyard garden.
Moore initially planned to raise about $1300 before his 100th birthday, but he quickly gained international recognition as his will inspired people.
Soon, donations started coming in from all over the world, smashing his initial target by millions. After the Queen knighted him, he described it as an absolutely outstanding day, adding that the honor overawed him. May his soul rest in peace.
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