A London landmark pays tribute to a national icon.
Earlier today, the national lost a true hero as Captain Sir Tom Moore, the centenarian who raised £33 million for NHS charities last spring, passed away from Covid-19. Tributes have been pouring in ever since, with the Queen herself sending a private message of condolence to Captain Tom’s family. And tonight, one London landmark will pay tribute to the legend, as the London Eye turns red, white, and blue to honour Captain Tom.
In a statement posted to Facebook, the London Eye team said “The last year has been hugely challenging for so many and he was able to give us a glimmer of hope, that helped bringing the country together, at a time when we needed it most. Our team are sending their heartfelt thoughts and condolences to his family.”
The red, white, and blue is doubly fitting; not only does it commemorate Captain Tom’s service in World War II, where he took part in the Burma campaign, but it also nods to his status as a national treasure – as a man who was able to help unite a nation during one of our toughest times in recent memory. It’s by no means the only landmark paying tribute tonight, either, as Wembley Stadium will also bear a message of remembrance this evening. Though it’s only a small token, to see the skyline lit in memory of Captain Tom is a worthy tribute, we reckon.
Also published on Medium.