The day – ‘Captain Tom’, WWII veterinarian who raised millions for healthcare workers, honored at funeral

The day - 'Captain Tom', WWII veterinarian who raised millions for healthcare workers, honored at funeral

LONDON (AP) – Church bells rang and a WWII plane flew over Captain Tom Moore’s funeral service on Saturday in honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for agents British health workers by doing tricks in his backyard. .

Soldiers performed private service ceremonies for Moore, who died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Captain Tom, as he became known, inspired the UK during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic with his humble effort which raised nearly $ 46 million for the UK National Health Service in the year last.

The private service was small, with only eight immediate family members of the veteran. But the soldiers carried his coffin, draped in the Union flag, from the hearse to a crematorium and formed a ceremonial guard. Others gave a gun salute in front of a C-47 Dakota military transport…

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