Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family paid tribute to the veteran and the NHS fundraiser at his funeral, and his “message and spirit lives on”

Sir Tom’s coffin, wrapped in a union flag, was brought to the crematorium by Yorkshire Regiment soldiers on Saturday while a WWII-era C-47 Dakota was making a flight paste

This was followed by a 14-man firing group, each firing three rounds at the same time, before a small service began

The service at Bedford Crematorium was attended by eight members of Sir Tom’s immediate family – his two daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, four grandchildren and his sons-in-law – all of whom wore masks

It opened with the charity single Sir Tom, recorded with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care choir “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and hit number one in the UK singles chart last April reached

His daughter, Ms. Teixeira, 52, then paid tribute to Sir Tom, who won the hearts of the nation with his fundraising drives during the first coronavirus lockdown when he turned 100 Birthday ran 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden and raised more than £ 32 million for the NHS

She said, “Dad, you always told us best foot forward” and stayed true to your word about what you did last year to raise a fortune for the NHS and your way into the hearts of the nation to go ”

Ms. Teixeira added: “Dad, I am so proud of you, what you have achieved all your life and especially in the last year

Ms. Ingram-Moore said the world was “fascinated” by her father’s spirit of hope, certainty and resilience

“We were so close as a family before, but we got even closer together as the world became captivated by your spirit of hope, certainty and resilience

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She continued, “You are not a man who is in the habit of sharing your inner feelings, but this time we worked together to create an honesty between us that felt so magical, like you became a beacon and hope for the world be

“You are the stuff of our lives and our home, every closet we open, every door we go through, you are there”

She added, “Losing you is a dull physical pain to me, but the power of love you have left us enables us to stay strong

The mourning party of Captain Sir Tom Moore left his home in Marston Moretaine at 11:30 a.m.

Some special items were placed on Sir Tom’s coffin, including a replica of his World War II service cap, a Yorkshire Regiment wreath, his campaign medals, including the Burma Star, and his knight’s medal sewn onto a pillow

On one side there is also a specially commissioned sword engraved with the Yorkshire Regiment’s motto – “Luck favors the brave” – ​​and on the other side his personal motto: “Tomorrow will be a good day”

Singer Michael Buble recorded a version of the song Smile, which was played at the funeral, along with The White Cliffs Of Dover by Dame Vera Lynn, I Vow To Thee My Country by Alife Boe and My Way by Frank Sinatra

Members of the public were asked to stay home and not attend the funeral, but many thousands of people signed an online condolence book instead

In recognition of his fundraiser, Sir Tom was knighted by the Queen during a unique open air ceremony at Windsor Castle in the summer of 2020

Sir Tom’s 100 Last year’s birthday party included a Spitfire flying paste and he was photographed beating the air as it passed

The regiment later merged with two others from Yorkshire to become the Yorkshire Regiment Sir Tom was named Colonel of Honor last August

There are plans to plant trees around the world in his honor Ms. Teixeira hopes the Trees For Tom initiative will result in a forest in his native Yorkshire county and the reforestation of part of India where he served during World War II

Sir Tom asked that his epitaph be “I told you I was old,” referring to comedian Spike Milligan’s famous epitaph: “I told you I was sick””

Once the Covid-19 restrictions allow, the family will interview Sir Tom’s Ashes in Yorkshire with his parents and grandparents on the Moore family property

In addition, a wreath was laid on behalf of the Queen in his hometown in Yorkshire, commemorating Captain Sir Tom Moore and showing 200 white roses around a picture of the late-breaking fundraiser

The memorial, unveiled with Sir Tom last July, is next to the city’s war memorial built by his grandfather

Poppy wreaths were also laid by Local MP Robbie Moore and the City Mayor and Mayoress Peter Corkindale and Clare Abberton

Sir Tom was named Keighley’s patron last summer when he said “it’s really great to be back” when the plaque in his honor was unveiled

Mr Corkindale told the PA news agency: “He put Keighley on the map. He made this town what I always knew it was a town full of people who care for the well-being of others.” >

“We have a long history of caring and it was just great that the man embodied what’s good about Keighley and what’s good about Yorkshire – humble, humble and yet he has done so much for everyone”

The Mayor said Sir Tom lived in Keighley for 50 years and promised that “no doubt” his life would be duly celebrated once the Covid restrictions were lifted

Mr Corkindale said, “If he knew Sir Tom he wouldn’t want it for him, he would want it for everyone who lost their lives in this pandemic”

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