Captain Tom Moore, a decorated combat veteran of World Wat Two (China-Burma-India Theater), has complete his self-imposed challenge of walking 100 laps of his garden – with the aid of his walker – to raise money for the British NHS (National Health Service).
He had originally hoped to raise £1000, but donations kept pouring in: more than 800,000 of them! He completed his challenge yesterday, but as of this morning his JustGiving page recorded donations of more than £17 MILLION! That is over $21M USD.
The War has been over for nearly 75 years, but he is still serving his country!
As he completed his challenge yesterday, he was given a surprise Guard of Honour by soldiers of (the successor to) his old unit. Respectful salute to Captain Moore. Well done, Sir! Well done.
More information on this amazing gentleman is found here: Capt Tom Moore’s NHS fundraiser hits £17m, including a video of him finishing up his final lap, and receiving the salutes of his Honour Guard!
And then there is this wonderful picture, also from British Tri Services, picturing him completing his laps, surrounded by his fellow-soldiers from his old Regiment, The Duke of Wellington’s. Makes the tears come to my eyes, I must confess!