The Queen organises sweet tribute to Sir Captain Tom Moore as he’s laid to rest

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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral was held on Saturday, 27 February.

The 100 year old sadly passed away earlier this month after a battle with coronavirus.

Captain Sir Tom raised more than £33million for the NHS amid the pandemic has been widely held as a national hero for his fundraising efforts.

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The World War II veteran was honoured with a fly-past, and his coffin was carried in by six members of the Yorkshire Regiment.

Additionally, the national treasure was also given a special tribute but the Queen for his send off.

The monarch sent a wreath of a hundred white roses to be laid for the fundraising hero.

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The wreath was laid in Keighley on behalf of the Queen by deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, David Pearson, which is the birthplace of Sir Tom.

This touching tribute came after Sir Tom was knighted by the The Queen at Windsor Castle last summer in honour of his contribution to the country during the pandemic.

The military veteran’s daughter Lucy became overwhelmed with emotion as she spoke at the service, paying tribute to her beloved late father.

She said: “Daddy, you would always tell us best foot forward. And true to your word that’s just what you did last year, raising a fortune for the NHS and walking your way into the nation’s hearts.

“In some ways, we thought: ‘Who would have thought it’ yet knowing you as we did your motivation and inspiration was no surprise.”

Speaking during the service the NHS hero’s daughter held back tears as she said: “We often talked about milestones in your life and we laughed about the possibility of you reaching 100 years.

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“You said: ‘It’s just a number, I don’t feel any different’.

"And right to the end you ignored the number and kept on going, urging us to do the same with your mantra, ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’.

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“You have always influenced me with your strength, your energy, your drive to get out a bed with a string in your step and a purpose in mind. I know you’ll be watching us, chuckling, saying: ‘Don’t be too sad as something has to get you in the end.’

“Daddy, I am so proud of you. What you achieved, your whole life and, especially in the last year. You may be gone but your message and your sprit lives on.”

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