Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 3 February 2021
THE UNION JACK flag has been flown high at half-mast in a Hinckley park early this morning (3 February) to remember Captain Sir Tom Moore, a British hero and veteran who sadly passed away yesterday afternoon (2 February).
The announcement of the World War Two veteran’s saddening passing was made by his daughters, Hannah Ingram Moore, and Lucy Teixeira, yesterday afternoon, after he had lost his battle with the coronavirus and pneumonia.
At 8pm last night, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Leader, Councillor Stuart Bray, took to his Twitter account to state that he’d like to see the Union Jack flag flown at half-mast to pay respect to the veteran tomorrow (today, 3 February).
The flag was flown this morning in the Argents Mead park, near Station Road, as a tribute to the 100-year-old national inspiration and NHS fundraiser, who raised millions for the NHS with his 100th birthday walk.
Speaking today in a statement to The Hinckley Free Press, Councillor Bray, said: “It is important to show respect. He captured the nation’s heart, and many Government buildings are raising flags today too.”
A spokesperson for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, said: “Today we are honouring a true hero, the late Captain Sir Tom Moore by flying our flags at half-mast. [We’re] thinking of his family and friends at this very sad time.”