Date: 03 Feb 2021
The Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Frank McCoubrey has opened an online book of condolence in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“Captain Sir Tom captured the heart of the nation and was an inspiration to us all,” said Alderman McCoubrey.
“His resilience and positive affirmations on life buoyed us all at a time when we were feeling the weight of the ongoing pandemic, uniting communities and, indeed, an entire nation. His remarkable spirit and hopeful outlook were inspiring, and helped lift the spirits of people right across the globe with his headline-making fundraising for NHS charities.
“I know the family of Captain Sir Tom will feel his loss most keenly; but I know I speak for people across the city and beyond who share in their sadness at his passing. His family can be very proud of his wonderful legacy, not just as a decorated World War Two veteran, but as someone who embodied the hopes of an entire nation at a time when they needed it most.”
The book of condolence is now open and can be signed on Belfast City Council’s website www.belfastcity.gov.uk/condolences