Captain Sir Tom Moore died Tuesday at the incredible age of 100 and now Boris Johnson is set to lead a national gossip for him.
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday (February 3), the nation will be asked to pay tribute to the war veteran after he dies.
Sir Tom raised over £ 32 million for the NHS by running laps in his yard during the coronavirus pandemic.
National gossip for Captain Sir Tom Moore
Mr Johnson told the Commons that the clapping was an opportunity “to show our appreciation for him and all that he stood for and believed in”.
Read more: Captain Sir Tom Moore’s extraordinarily inspiring attitude towards his own death
In addition, he said the gossip will also be for “all those health workers he raised money for”.
What did Sir Tom’s family say?
Sir Tom died Tuesday aged 100 after battling the coronavirus in hospital.
He was surrounded by his family and his daughters Hannah and Lucy made an emotional statement after his death.
It read: “We are so grateful that we were with him in the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia next to his bed and Lucy on FaceTime.
“We talked to him for hours, remembering our childhood and our wonderful mother. We shared laughter and tears.”
They added, “The care our father has received from the NHS and caregivers over the last few weeks and years of his life has been exceptional.”
In the meantime, Sir Tom lived an incredible life and previously said he was not afraid to talk about dying.
In an excerpt from his book Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day, Sir Tom said, “I’ve never been afraid to talk about dying, and I know I will die, so I’m not afraid.
“It comes to all of us. I have often thought that when I die I will see all the people I loved who moved on again.
“Even if tomorrow is my last day, if everyone I loved is waiting for me, tomorrow will be a good day too.”
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