LONDON – “I told you I was old” will be the epitaph on the headstone of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the British veteran who made headlines around the world after raising millions for the UKHealth service during the coronavirus pandemic

Moore, whose funeral was on Saturday, chose the words before he died in February at the age of 100 2, in a hospital in England after testing positive for Covid-19

Queen Elizabeth II, UK Parliament and White House who said he “inspired millions through his life and actions,” paid tribute to the WWII veteran on the news of his death earlier this month

Moore wore an elegant blazer and tie and showed off his World War II medals Last year he struck a chord with banned Britons as he paced up and down the garden of his home in Marston Moretaine, a small village of around 50, miles north of London to raise money for the National Health Service

After he was originally only 1000 pounds (1Wanting to collect $ 400), he raised nearly $ 33 million ($ 46 million)

With mischievous wit and steely determination, he lifted public spirits and was hailed as a national hero. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July

Moore’s funeral, which he played a major role in the planning, took place in the Bedford Crematorium near his home

According to UK Covid-19 restrictions, only eight members of his immediate family attended the funeral, his two daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, four grandchildren and his sons-in-law – all with face masks

His coffin, wrapped in a union flag, was carried by soldiers while a WWII-era C-47 Dakota aircraft made a volunteer flyby

Moore’s epitaph reads, “I told you I was old,” a reference to the famous epitaph of British comedian Spike Milligan: “I told you I was sick”” Moore was a huge fan, said his family

They also supported a global initiative to plant millions of trees so that his legacy can live on

Grew up in the UKMoore, the northern county of Yorkshire, served in India, Burma, and Sumatra during the war

After his garden walks were praised, he recorded a number one pop song and wrote a book

“The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he had only dreamed of,” said his daughters after his death

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