WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

LONDON (AP) — Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore, in honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyard. Captain Tom, as he became known, died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Just eight members of the veteran’s immediate family attended Saturday’s private funeral service, but soldiers carried his coffin to a crematorium and formed a ceremonial guard. Singer Michael Bublé recorded a version of the song “Smile” for the funeral, which also featured Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” in accordance with Moore’s wishes. 

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