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Captain Tom Moore Buried With Incredible Headstone Message

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Captain Tom Moore Buried With Incredible Headstone Message

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been laid to rest at his family grave in Yorkshire with a headstone bearing a fantastic inscription.

The inscription on the stone that marks Sir Tom's final resting place reads: "I told you I was old."

The army veteran, who raised tens of millions for the NHS during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic by walking around his garden, was laid in his family grave alongside his parents and grandparents in Keighley, Yorkshire

Tom's headstone. Credit: PA
Tom's headstone. Credit: PA
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The pathway to the graveside at Morton Cemetery was lined with representatives from the Royal British Legion, NHS, Scouts, Guides, and many other groups.

Tom raised £32 million by walking 100 laps of his garden to celebrate his approaching 100th birthday.

Before he was laid to rest, a short service was presided over by the Town Chaplain of Keighley, the Reverend Dr. Jonathan Pritchard. Moore's family, including his daughters, grandchildren, and others, were all present, as well as the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson.

Moore's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore spoke of her father's pride in his hometown, and said he would love to be back within the bounds of the West Yorkshire town.

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Tom Moore's family at the funeral service. Credit: PA
Tom Moore's family at the funeral service. Credit: PA

She said: "It didn't matter where he was, this was still home to him.

"For him to be back here in the hands and the arms of this local community, I know that made him so happy, so we're really happy too."

Reverend Pritchard spoke of his 'immense privilege' at being asked to perform the ceremony.

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He said: "He was an extraordinary man who's made a real significant difference in the life of our nation.

"He lifted our spirits and raised our vision about what is possible.

"I'm just very, very moved to be able to be here right at the very end and doing this."

The guard of honour arrived on two vintage buses. Credit: PA
The guard of honour arrived on two vintage buses. Credit: PA
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A guard of honour arrived on two double decker buses, and also included representatives from Keighley Cougars rugby league team, the Bangladeshi Community Association, and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Sir Tom served in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment during World War Two, before it later merged with the Yorkshire Regiment.

He was made an honorary colonel last August for his charity fundraising efforts, and was knighted by the Queen in the summer of 2020 during a special ceremony in the garden of Windsor Castle.

Sir Tom died aged 100 at Bedford Hospital on 2 February after testing positive for Covid-19.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Captain Tom Moore, UK News, Funny, Interesting, England, Coronavirus, NHS, Covid-19

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