Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for health care workers, has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100.
Queen Elizabeth II is sending a private message of condolence to the family, said Buckingham Palace, adding 'Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Capt. Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year.'
Captain Tom, as he became known in newspaper headlines and TV interviews, set out to raise 1,000 pounds for Britain’s National Health Service by walking 100 laps of his backyard in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. But his quest went viral and caught the imagination of millions stuck at home during the first wave of the pandemic. Donations poured in from across Britain and as far away as the United States and Japan, raising some 33 million pounds ($40 million).
To walk by dragging one's feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground.
A person with considerable combat experience.
WWII Veterans today are all over 70 years old and subject to all the diseases of aging.
The more you read the book without thinking, you will feel that you know a lot; and the more you think about reading, the more clearly you will see, you know very little.--Voltaire