The uk Paid last tribute on this saturday “Captain Tom”, A veteran renowned for raising a record amount for public health during an epidemic at a funeral with military honors.
Coffin of Tom moore, Who died at the age of 100, at the crematorium in Bedford (central England), wrapped in the British flag and with his medals on top, by six soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, in which he served during World War II .
Before the start of the ceremony, broadcast live on television, an aircraft that took part in the conflict, flew to the spot under a spring sun, while three salutes of honor were fired.
But has been in force since early January due to imprisonment UK to fight coronovirusOnly eight relatives attended the private ceremony: his two daughters, his four grandchildren and his two sons-in-law.
“Dad, I am very proud of you, which you have achieved throughout your life and especially in the last year,” said her daughter, Lucy Teixeira.
“You can go, but your message and your soul can bear,” he added at the funeral, which opened with a song recorded by “Captain Tom” with star Michael Ball: Liverpool FC Anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” “Which became a symbol of mutual aid during the epidemic.
Tom Moore, who was 99 years old during the first lockout in the spring of 2020, initially set a modest goal of raising 1,000 pounds ($ 1,400) to help the National Health Service, which overwhelmed patients with the disease . To do this, he promised to walk 25 meters of his garden 100 times before the age of 100.
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The image of the veterans at all costs for their walk and forwards, for their sense of gratitude to the medical personnel, carried the British people forward.
The donation was made, and Moore raised around £ 33 million ($ 42 million at the exchange rate), the most raised by anyone for a charitable cause.
His feats made him a celebrity. He had already received military honors for his 100th birthday, before being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, which allowed him to be kept out of an imprisonment.
The death of “Captain Tom” in the hospital on February 2, after contracting pneumonia and coronavirus, triggered a shower of tributes, including the queen, the White House, and the United Nations.
“If there is one lesson I have learned to be with you in the last three years, it is the power of positivity and kindness,” said his grandson, Benzie.
As per the wishes of “Captain Tom”, Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way” closed the ceremony, before the funeral of the army, known as “The Last Post”, followed by a minute’s silence Gone.
As a topic he chose: “I told you I was old”, in reference to the British-Irish comedian Spike Milligan, “I told you I was sick.”
Thousands of messages of sympathy were recorded in an online condolence book, as the family called on the public to stay home and follow official guidelines.
In a book he wrote, the final chapter of which was revealed by the family before it was published on April 2, “Captain Tom” said that he found it “curious and very moving” that his passing brought people to tears whom He did not know. “Earlier, there would have been only a small line left in the local newspaper for my funeral.”
Defense Minister Ben Wallace said, “Some people may have heard of Sir Tom before this crisis, but his contribution and example is now upon us all.”
When imprisonment measures are relaxed, his ashes will be buried in Yorkshire (North), living in the family with his parents and grandparents.