July 17, 2020

HONORED:

UK's Cpt. Tom a knight at 100, no kneeling required (DANICA KIRKA, 7/17/20, AP)

In the end, Sir Tom didn't need to rise.

On a day infused with emotion, Queen Elizabeth II tapped the blade of a sword once owned by her father on the slender shoulders of 100-year-old Tom Moore, making the national hero a knight of the realm Friday.

Moore captivated the British public by walking 100 laps of his garden in England and raising some 33 million pounds ($40 million) for the National Health Service in April. The queen knighted him with the traditional sword tap, but the World War II veteran was not required to take a knee before the monarch.

Posted by at July 17, 2020 4:29 PM

  

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