Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage has opened an on-line Book of Condolence for Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Lord Mayor Savage said,
“Second World War veteran, Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired the nation during some of the darkest days of the Coronavirus pandemic. His remarkable strength of character and determination will forever be remembered by his immensely emotive and symbolic fundraising birthday walk in the summer of 2020.
“At the age of 100 he raised a phenomenal amount of money, donating in excess of £32 million to the NHS. His simple act of kindness and support for frontline workers captured the hearts of the public, and boosted everyone’s spirits at a time when we needed it most.
“Tom’s unique personality and optimism for life gained him respect right across this community and indeed the globe, and I believe his now synonymous catchphrase has left a lasting legacy as a symbol of hope for the future – ‘tomorrow will be a better day.
“On behalf of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council I extend my deepest sympathies to his daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, and to his entire family circle at this sad time.”
Due to Covid-19 restrictions in place at this time, sympathies may only be expressed online. The book of condolence is available to sign by clicking here.