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Elizabeth II knighted a 100-year-old veteran who raised more than 32 million pounds for doctors

100-year-old veteran Tom Moore, who helped raise more than 32 million pounds to fight coronavirus through a charity marathon, received the title of knight.
Elizabeth II knighted a 100-year-old veteran who raised more than 32 million pounds for doctors

As part of the collection of donations, he set a goal - to get around a hundred circles in the backyard of his house, using walkers to support. The veteran thus planned to collect only about a thousand pounds, but in the end was able to attract more than 32 million.

The ceremony was held on the territory of the Windsor Palace. It was the first official event with the Queen since the introduction of restrictions due to coronavirus.

Sir Tom, a resident of Keeley in West Yorkshire, called the day of dedication one of the most special in his life, and noted that it was a great honor for him to accept such a high award from the queen herself.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson proposed knighting Moore, who said the veteran showed the country "the light of a lighthouse during the fog of the coronavirus." The prime minister himself had previously been ill with a coronavirus.

On April 30, Moore celebrated his centenary, having already by that time already become a hero of Britain. On his birthday he was awarded the honorary title of colonel, and the British Air Force congratulated him on flying over his house. In addition, in honor of his birthday, he received more than a hundred greeting cards not only from dignitaries, but also from ordinary Britons.

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