A permanent memorial to inspirational Captain Sir Tom Moore should be built to recognise his contribution to the NHS, the government said this morning. Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock confirmed the 100-year-old had cemented his place in history after his heroic fundraising efforts. He said his courageous rallying of the country during the coronavirus pandemic had symbolised resilience in the face of adversity. His comments on a memorial came amid calls for Captain Sir Tom to be honoured on the Fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square or to receive a stone in Westminster Abbey. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has also announced a national round of applause at 6pm this evening. Mr Hancock told BBC Radio 4: ’I hope that at the right time we will find the way permanently to honour his contribution to the NHS. ‘He became to symbolise something and something that we all needed to see – that cheerful resilience in the face of difficulty and adversity and the fact that everybody do what they can.’ And asked later whether a statue might be built ‘in possibly his home town or where he was born or in London’, Mr Hancock told LBC: ‘Yes, I do think that we… Read full this story
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