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Veteran Raises $16 Million for COVID-19

Station Blog2020-5-4By: Classical Staff

Tom Moore is a World War II veteran who has completed his mission to walk 100 laps of his garden in eastern England and was able to raise $16 million dollars for Britain’s National Health Service.

Tens of thousands of Britain’s pledged donations as Moore pursued a goal of finishing the laps before his 100th birthday on April 30th.

Nine soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, a unit linked to Moore’s former British army regiment, lined the paved walkway in his Bedfordshire backyard, forming an honor guard for the veteran’s final laps.

Queen Elizabeth promoted Captain Tom Moore to honorary Colonel. A special flyover was arranged to commemorate his achievements.

Elton John even paid a heartfelt tribute to the WWII veteran by making a post on his Instagram page –

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