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Day: July 18, 2020

Captain Sir Tom Moore being knighted by the Queen
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Captain Sir Tom Moore being knighted by the Queen

    Captain Sir Tom Moore has said being knighted by the Queen was something very special. The national hero was personally thanked by the Queen for raising an amazing amount of money for the NHS when she bestowed him during a unique ceremony at Windsor Castle. Sir Tom appeared humbled following his audience with the monarch and said he was “absolutely overawed” to receive the investiture on Friday. The centenarian had set out to raise £1,000 for the health service by walking 100 laps of his garden in the village of Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, before his 100th birthday on April 30. ut his efforts struck a chord with national mood and he went on to raise almost £33 million. He said being knighted had been a marvellous day and the Queen was an absolute dream of a ...