Arise Sir Tom Moore: Queen Elizabeth Knights 100-Year-Old Fundraising Captain

Britain's Queen Elizabeth awards Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, on July 17, 2020. (Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth awards Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, on July 17, 2020. (Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters)

WINDSOR, England—Queen Elizabeth II knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognising the 100-year-old for lifting the spirits of the nation during the gloom of the novel coronavirus outbreak by raising over $40 million for health workers.

Captain Tom Moore
Captain Tom Moore
Captain Tom Moore poses after being awarded with the insignia of Knight Bachelor by Britains Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain July 17, 2020. (Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters)

The World War Two veteran raised a record sum of 33 million pounds ($41 million) by walking 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame in April in the run-up to his birthday.

The queen honoured Moore at an investiture at Windsor Castle, using her knighting sword.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth awards Captain Tom Moore -1
Britain's Queen Elizabeth awards Captain Tom Moore -1
Britains Queen Elizabeth awards Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, on July 17, 2020. (Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters)

Showing self-depreciating humour, the Yorkshireman become a symbol of British endurance in the face of the adversity of the coronavirus crisis.

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