Captain Sir Tom Moore tributes flood in – here’s how to pay yours to NHS hero

Tributes celebrating the life of Captain Sir Tom Moore have flooded in after the national hero died on Tuesday.

The 100-year-old war hero became a beacon of hope for many across the UK when he stepped out of his front door and walked 100 laps of his garden for the NHS.

Captain Sir Tom had hoped to raise £1,000 but donations quickly surpassed that goal and his efforts topped more than £33million.

Sadly, on February 2, 2021, weeks after Sir Tom had returned from a bucket list trip to Barbados, his daughters Hannah and Lisa announced he had passed away.

Many have since paid tribute to World War Two veteran, including TV host Piers Morgan, who called him a British national hero.

Now Daily Star would like to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore with you by giving you the opportunity to write your own tribute using this form.

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to Captain Sir Tom, ordering the Union Flag to fly half mast at Downing Street.

Boris Johnson said: "Captain Sir Tom Moore was a hero in the truest sense of the word. His legacy will long live after him".

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, have also been quick to pay their respects to the veteran fundraiser.

The Archbishop said: "Captain Sir Tom Moore was the very best of us. Where he walked, a nation followed.

"I pray for his family and friends, and I join with millions across the country in mourning with them."

The Queen also gave her respects, and in a statement said she would be sending a personal message to the veteran’s family.

In a Tweet on the official Royal Family Twitter page, an tribute to Captain Tom read: "The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

"Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them

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It could be a note to let his family know how much he meant to you, or perhaps he said something that made you laugh.

Maybe you have your own story of how you raised money during the pandemic and Sir Tom was your inspiration.

Whatever it may be, celebrate Captain Sir Tom and the legacy he left behind with us.

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