August 29, 2012 |
In: Beautiful, Military, Video
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The 2nd 1st performs their unit’s special haka as a farewell to their comrades who gave their lives.
I haven't posted in any forums in years but this was just heart wrenching, such respect and admiration for their fallen comrades. Sad and great at the same time.
Can someone tell me what the soldier leading the Haka is holding in his right hand? I have seen something similar in the hands of Haka leaders in traditional Maori dress presentations.
I can only imagine the intense emotions that those performing this Haka experienced. One soldier in particular, in front of the vehicle and with no medals/ribbons on his chest, looked like he was close to passing out during the second part of the Haka.
It is called a Mere, a simple but brutal weapon.
the one in front of the car was the fallen soldiers partner. he was keeping a close eye on her. and the snipers there where make sure they made to to the gates. kia kaha aotearoa
I am 20 years removed from my time in the USMC but I still remember and feel the sense of camaraderie we had. This send-off of fallen comrades brought tears to my eyes. We here in the US share in your loss
Kia Kaha Aotearoa
damn the chills from that. respect to the people that have fallen, fought, and are fighting for their country and freedom
this has sent a chill along my spine. A beautiful farewell to the fallen. with great respect I salute you all.
Former lance corporal of the 11 Air Assault Brigade Royal Dutch Army.
Nec temere, Nec timide.
great way to rember the fallen
I am very touched by your brotherhood of soldiers and tradition of your culture. I am eager to learn more of your customs. Thank you for posting this.
Medic, US Army
March out (Graduation ) ceremony for Cassino Company NZ Army… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiuPb50E1vg
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Kind of have a broner right now
Amazingly moving, what a wonderful send off
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