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WWII Veteran Receives 125,000 Birthday Cards

Captain Tom Moore is a British World War II veteran. He recently raised more than $36 million for the National Health Service by completing laps of his garden with the help of a walker.

Veteran Captain Tom Moore
Veteran Captain Tom Moore at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire after achieving his goal of 100 laps of his garden.

Capt. Moore turns one hundred Thursday. In response, well-wishers have sent him more than 125,000 birthday cards

James Hodgson, headmaster of the nearby Bedford School in central England, has taken on the gargantuan task of opening and displaying the cards. “It’s the most amazing outpouring of love for a great man,” he says. 

The floor of his school has become a sea of goodwill wishes. Volunteers have spent hours reading them over the last week. Hodgson said, “We’ve had cards from all around the world, not just the UK . . . we’ve had cards from two-year-olds and we’ve had cards from 92-year-olds.” The plan is to display as many as possible and send Capt. Moore a photo of the results. 

One hand-drawn card from eleven-year-old Rebekah in South Wales read: “To My Hero! Thank you for all you have done. You will help a lot of people with the money you have raised xx.” 

Dr. Jim Denison is the CVO of Denison Forum. His Daily Article and podcast globally reach over 200,000 subscribers. Dr. Denison guides readers to discern today’s news—biblically. He is the author of multiple books and has taught on the philosophy of religion and apologetics at several seminaries.

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