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MARSTON MORETAINE, ENGLAND - In this handout image provided by Capture the Light Photography, Colonel Tom Moore and his daughter Hannah celebrate his 100th birthday, with an RAF flypast provided by a Spitfire and a Hurricane over his home on April 30, 2020 in Marston Moretaine, England. Colonel Moore, formerly a Captain, received a promotion in honour of his 100th birthday and in recognition of the funds, in excess of £29m, he raised for the NHS by walking laps of his garden. (Emma Sohl - Capture the Light Photography via Getty Images)

A WWII veteran that raised over $5 million for UK National Health Service hospitals is now being honored with knighthood.

Captain Tom Moore made headlines after going viral for his campaign to raise money for UK NHS hospitals amid the COVID-19 crisis. His campaign achieved his goal to do 100 laps around his garden by his 100th birthday.

“I thank the British public from the bottom of my heart,” said Moore, in a BBC interview. “It’s difficult to imagine all these kind people who have donated so far. It’s just amazing.”

On his 100th birthday, Captain Moore received hundreds of birthday cards thanking him for his service and continued contribution to the world.

“Colonel Tom’s fantastic fundraising broke records, inspired the whole country and provided us all with a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an official release.

“On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He’s a true national treasure.”

 

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM- APRIL 16: A nurse at Aintree University Hospital sheds a tear and as she pays tribute to super fundraiser Captain Tom Moore during the “Clap for Our Carers” an the NHS on April 16, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Following the success of the “Clap for Our Carers” campaign, members of the public are being encouraged to applaud NHS staff and other key workers from their homes at 8pm every Thursday. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has infected over 2 million people across the world, claiming at least 13,729 lives in the U.K. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

 

BEDFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Mandy Alison adds to the thousands of birthday cards sent to Captain Tom Moore for his 100th birthday on April 30th, are pictured displayed in the Hall of Bedford School, closed-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Bedford, on April 29, 2020. – 99-year-old Moore raised just money for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) following the novel coronavirus outbreak, by walking 100 laps of his garden. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

 

BEDFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: A general view of thousands of birthday cards sent to Captain Tom Moore for his 100th birthday on April 30th, are pictured displayed in the Hall of Bedford School, closed-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Bedford, on April 29, 2020. – 99-year-old Moore raised just money for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) following the novel coronavirus outbreak, by walking 100 laps of his garden. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)