2nd 1st Farewell Their Fallen Comrades With A Huge Haka

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TJ LSU DAD : There are no words to describe this - and I from New Orleans where we make funerals an event. This is the most powerful show of respect and love I have ever witnessed. Thank you for exposing me to this beautiful culture.

Edwin Lawerance : With that amount of spirit, I was scared the mother fucker might pop out of his casket to join in.

Paulo Henrique : ENGLISH TRANSLATION*** We are ready, yes we are ready If we the warriors of the Second First should go to war Beware enemy, beware! Those of you who wish to do battle with us, where are you? Come stand face to face with us and we will strike you down Be strong warriors of the Second First We will gather the energy from the Earth to strengthen our bodies to destroy our enemies Rise up, soldiers of Second First to the call of battle We will fight and destroy our enemies and send them to the dark pits of hell

Jacob Goss : respect from TEXAS US Army 1997-2006 2 Iraqs - lost many of brothers out there

grant lionello : I also sent friends home in boxes when i was in Afghanistan with the 2nd CEB, United States Marines in Helmund and Kandahar provinces. Watching this video makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up and tears come to my eyes !! It is obvious to me that these men come from a warrior culture where fallen soldiers are given the proper respect, not to mention one fantastic sendoff,  and although I never met a New Zelander while in the service, I have a profound respect and admiration for them. I would really love to see the haka of other NZ branches/divisions.

Khaleesi : Not from NZ, but I can just sense the emotion behind this. Almost made me cry.

Brim Elpaso : ENGLISH TRANSLATION*** We are ready, yes we are ready If we the warriors of the Second First should go to war Beware enemy, beware! Those of you who wish to do battle with us, where are you? Come stand face to face with us and we will strike you down Be strong warriors of the Second First We will gather the energy from the Earth to strengthen our bodies to destroy our enemies Rise up, soldiers of Second First to the call of battle We will fight and destroy our enemies and send them to the dark pits of hell

Stannis Baratheon : Respect from Australia, our Kiwi brothers!

Michael A : Wow, gives me chills, almost have no words, but... *THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DEFENDING THE CIVILIZED WORLD AGAINST DARKNESS* Respect from BRAZIL

Edward Finnemore : I feel very humble having just experienced this amazing show of respect. WHAT A PROUD PEOPLE YOU ARE   NEW ZEALAND...RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT

Spencer Grange : Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. For them who give there life. You will never be forgotten. You will forever walk among us.

Sir Dancelot : How did the Maori ever have to fight any battles in their entire history when they do THIS shit to anyone who challenges them?

themanclaw2 : Wow! When you usually watch group chants or dances, it all seems artificial. This was the exact opposite. I saw raw emotion in their movements and sounds; true passion in reverence of the fallen.

Matthias Kopp : Wow! This display of deep respect sent shivers down my spine and i sheaded tears. The more hakas i see, the more i feel impressed by your history and the power of your nation. I wish, i'll be able to see a true Haka once in my lifetime. All the best from Germany.

Christian Santana : this would be the best response to Westboro bapstist church picketing

AKF Nielsen : You dont need words for this... Just look .. And feel

Серж Смайлов : Real warriors.

Andrew McLaren : Two details really hit me ... one guy kneels at the front right corner of the hearse, his hand on the bonnet as the crowd come forward. And the escort in the ghillie suit - silent, still, an impassive cipher, but armed and ready ... keeping guard over his mate.

MrOnionterror : I wish we had something like the haka in British culture. It seems like a good outlet for grief, something physical and formal that lets you shout at the top of your lungs. Also obviously an amazing send off.

Tharsis Rise : This is a very primal fear that this strikes in me.

JCmacDavid : My dad was a warrior, US Special Forces (Green Beret), I wish we had something like this for our warriors. Taps is haunting and brings up many emotions but the Haka is the way to send a warrior off.  My dad worked with the New Zealand special forces and great respect for them.  When you have a warrior culture you get warriors.

Stu W : oh man whos cutting onions in here?

Leopold M Llonch : Thank you for posting this poignant and very impressive tradition. I'm a U.S. Army veteran and have worked with the New Zealand SAS in the past. You have my highest respect and admiration.

paul davies : i respect  you  all , from a  welsh person !! just watched  it again , and  cried !!  the quiet at the end is breathtaking !!

Henry Pollock : mad respect nz nation of warriors tough as fuck 

Neal McBeal The Navy Seal : What gets me is the heavy silence when they are done. So much power. Sends chills up my spine. What a send off for this soldier.

David Houchen : how can people dislike this there showing respect to there fallen keep fighting the fight from an ex British serviceman

Watchingyew : It's almost funny up until the moment of silence... right in the fucking feels, man.

AJ Othwal : Much respect to Kiwis from Indian Army. Till VALHALLA.

FinleyMcB : I've watched this a dozen times but tonight I'm tears. I live away from NZ now and I miss my people. I understand what something like this means and it's truly beautiful. Incredible.

redrover6727 : I'm a UK Armed forces Veteran and this reduces me to tears.Respect"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them" Laurence Binyon

Cellar Door : New Zealand may you never ever change!!

David B : Overwhelming. New Zealand soldiers are legendary for their loyalty, strength and bravery in battle. You can see why.

Ramon Cedeno : True Warriors showing respect to their fallen brothers. Thank you for that video, it hit me hard. God bless.

Joel Whitaker : Let this lot do this, weapons in hand, in front of ISIS and there wouldn't be a problem any more.

Officer Crusade : The NZ Army Has The Bests Hakas

spasjt : A most excellent way to release all of one's emotions in a fitting, honorable and powerful way.

chiten tb : I know I should be studying but I can't stop watching one haka video after another. such an awesome tradition.

James Demos : just wondering why people would give a thumbs down to this show of respect that dates back probably 1000 years.

Raymond02ish : I am an American Soldier that spent time with crib 21 in Bamyan, Afghanistan. They showed me nothing but respect. I also gained so much respect for their Army and Soldiers. May these fallen warriors rest in peace. May god bless my New Zealand brothers and sisters in arms.

OkChig : amazing. getting down to the roots of human instinct, an appropriate farewell I reckon 

José Matos : New Zealand might well be the best nation in the world. Thank you for being you.

Chris Hall : RogerGT - I suggest you say this to the 2/1 RNZIR battalion members who were there to celebrate their fallen comrades. No? Hmmm didn't think you would have the b@lls to do so. I am a proud Kiwi, and whilst I may not support the concepts of some military undertakings we are involved in, I will always support my country men, and those who are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice will be held in the highest honor.

VIKI : These tears. I've seen/been to my fair share of military funerals in America. This was truly something unique and powerful.

Agnese Balsamini : That's pure energy. Every funeral should deserve this precious thing

dbauernf : FML this makes me cry every single time. Respect guys.

Lucian Dinu : Respect New Zealand from Romania

Illyria : In Albania we have a similar warrior war cry called "Gjama e Burrave", meaning "Terrible event of men".

Sassy Sasquatch : New Zealand shouldn't be fighting in foreign wars and having their men die

Nick R. : Respect from an ARMY 11B, Infantry vet. You guys have an incredible brotherhood.