Stephen: UK’s Captain Tom to be knighted
The British WWII vet who’s raised roughly $44 million to support healthcare workers in the UK amid COVID-19 will now receive Britain’s highest honor. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that Queen Elizabeth has agreed that Captain Tom Moore will be knighted. The 100-year-old Moore said in response, “I am absolutely overwhelmed. Never for one moment could I have imagined to be awarded with such a great honor. I’d like to thank Her Majesty the Queen, the prime minister and the Great British public. I will remain at your service. This started as something small and I’ve been overwhelmed by the gratitude and love from the British public and beyond.” Moore went viral last month after walking 100 laps in his yard to raise funds for the NHS in honor of his 100th birthday. He went on to set a Guinness World Record as the oldest person to score a #1 single in the UK when he sang on a recording of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to raise even more money for the NHS.