Capt. Tom Moore is Awarded Knighthood for his Fundraising Walks
Is there anyone more legendary than Capt. Tom Moore?
We first featured the Captain when he started a fundraising campaign for frontline workers. His plan was to walk the length of his garden 100 times for his 100th birthday and he aimed to raise $1,000.
He accomplished his walks and exceeded his fundraising goal, bringing in an unimaginable $39 million dollars.
You could say he became quite popular after that.
The centenarian, who served during World War II, received an honorary promotion to Colonel in recognition for his efforts last month.
He received the Freedom of the City of London award, a prestigious offering which dates back to 1237.
He has also become a surprise top-selling singer, after recording a version of “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Now, he is to be knighted by the Queen.
“I hope she’s not very heavy-handed with the sword,” Moore said in an interview with BBC.
He was also named an honorary member of the England cricket team.