For three weeks in April, 2020, fans were greeted with daily videos of Captain Tom Moore, stooped with age, doggedly pushing his walker in the garden. But it was his sunny attitude during a dark moment that inspired people to look beyond illness and loss.
'Please always remember, tomorrow will be a good day,' Moore said in an interview during his walk, uttering the words that became his trademark.
When Captain Tom finished his 100th lap on April 16, a military honor guard lined the path. The celebration continued on his birthday a few days later, when two World War II-era fighter planes flew overhead in tribute. Moore, a plaid blanket over his shoulders, pumped a fist as they roared past. In July, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, west of London.
'I have been overwhelmed by the many honors I have received over the past weeks, but there is simply nothing that can compare to this,' he tweeted after the ceremony.
※pump a fist:
To raise one's closed fist in the air as a celebratory gesture.
To invest someone with the title of knight.
The Queen knighted Captain Tom Moore with the sword that belonged to her father, King George VI.
Remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot.--Steve Post