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As NPR wrote, Capt. Tom Moore, the British World War II veteran who raised more than $39 million to support NHS charities by walking 100 laps for charity in his garden, is being awarded a knighthood in recognition of how he has inspired people in the U.K. and around the world.
Moore launched the campaign in the weeks leading up to his 100th birthday in late April. Wearing a coat and tie and his military medals, he pushed his walker around the garden, hoping to draw donations. Boris Johnson said that Moore had provided the country with “a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus.” As an honorary colonel, his official title will be Captain Sir Thomas Moore under Ministry of Defence protocol.
Captain Sir Thomas Moore’s reaction was nothing short of touching:
“I am certainly delighted and overawed by the fact this has happened to me,” he said.
“I thought this can’t be true, I’ve always said this won’t happen and it appears it actually has. I certainly never anticipated that this letter would arrive for me.” he added.
ODP: You have just taken over as Europe’s Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. Tell us how you became interested in conservation and how you have reached such an important position so early in your career? VS: As I was Minister of Economy and Innovation in Lithuania, naturally, I was expecting rather a portfolio […]
Axios Media’s Sara Fischer reported earlier this week, women are”pushing back against the gender imbalance in media” by launching their own platforms and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored. We can relate! As part of that wave, today our friends at Lonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from […]
With air travel more difficult and risky this year, many families are taking vacations the old-fashioned way — by going on a road trip. And we hear that renting a recreational vehicle or RV is quite popular. It is a great way to “see the country,” and maybe visit some National Parks, while maintaining coronavirus […]
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