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7 "Unsung heroes" during the pandemic honored by Queen Elizabeth II

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Isabel Infantes | ANADOLU AGENCY | | AFP

Cerith Gardiner - published on 10/15/20

These ordinary men and women are being rewarded for their extraordinary selflessness and compassion.

Every year the British sovereign honors those who’ve gone above and beyond for their country. Normally the list of the prestigious honors contains a myriad of famous famous faces from the entertainment and sporting industries, and often those working tirelessly for charitable organizations.

This year, however, the list of recipients was a little different. It contained regular people who made incredible efforts for others during the pandemic — similar to the 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore, who was knighted in July for raising over $40 million for the NHS (National Health Service) after walking around his garden 100 times. Now the Queen wants to acknowledge the unusual work of other individuals who made life more bearable for others over these past six months.

To meet some of the men and women, featured by the BBC, who now have a few extra letters to add to their names, take a look at the slideshow. You’ll notice that all of them have one thing in common: selflessly thinking of others. (If you’d like to learn more about the Queen’s honor system click here):


Mickey Nelson

Read more:
Meet the 99-year-old war veteran walking 100 miles to raise funds for those affected by COVID-19

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