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.

Barry Leach : I am a veteran of Viet Nam...and I'm crying like fking schoolgirl. God you New Zealanders have so much to love about you....I wish my fking nation had the unity and love and spirit of you...I pray..long after all the great idiotic powers of the world have destroyed one another...I pray New Zealand rises and teaches the world how to live in harmony.

Theokolese The Shadow Of Death : What a way to send a comrade on to the afterlife..........a loud warrior cry........putting the heavens on notice..........a warrior is about to arrive!

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.

nick kohai : It's sad reading the comments especially the ones that talk about the White people in the haka I'm a proud Maori of tuhoe and Ngati kahungungu in saying that nz is a racially diverse country and it shouldn't matter what colour our troops are just as long as they do wat is asked wich is not to question why but to do or die like any other soldier so respect to all New Zealanders and especially to our defence force rip to our fallen May God be with you

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

Hey Mate : I'm from Australia but this still gives me chills. ANZAC brothers always.

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.

United Computers : It is no wonder that we Australians are proud to have New Zealanders as our friends in peace and our comrades in war. With ANZAC day approaching, I found this video moving.

Elvis Calzone : When they go silent, that's when it really hits you.

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.

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.

diagnosed physcotic gamer : Respect from Australia, our Kiwi brothers!

Derek Collins : Now THAT is how you send off a comrade. Amazing stuff.

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.

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

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

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

NGATUPUNA : thank you to all the people that have said nice things about the new zealand culture. its means alot.

pfizzbones : I was in awe the first time I saw this.  Knew nothing about the haka.  My dad showed me this video, he was a double amputee Vietnam vet.  Brings a tear to my eye, the respect, grief, and honor of a fellow warrior lost in battle.   Much respect here from America for your fallen soldiers and their brotherhood.

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.

HypHypHyp : Chills down the spine. So primal and intense. 

Ioan Edwards : Was it not Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington who said of his men; "I don't know what they do to the enemy, but they frighten me to death"? Had to watch this again today, I lost my father this morning, he was 87. R.I.P. Dad. Sorry we don't do the haka in Wales, you would have deserved one!!

Stu W : oh man whos cutting onions in here?

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

Jamac007 : Farewell fit for any king!

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

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

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

sam fierro : Sgt. Fierro U.S. Marines 1999-2003. Iraq veteran. Very touching video. A great way to send out a warrior. Thank you fur posting this. Like I said before it is very emotional.

Jodi Hodgetts : Teaching my Joey Scouts about the Haka this week as a part of our "Round the World in one term" program... while it would have been easy for me to show them the All Blacks at the beginning of a game, I specifically looked for this video. The level of intense emotion makes this a far more powerful teaching tool and will stick in the minds of my young people far longer. Thank you NZDefenceForce for sharing this beautiful and personal moment with us all. Jodi "Froggy" Hodgetts AJSL 1st Penguin Scout Group, Tasmania

Слобода Или Смрт : First time in my life that I see haka,on the first view it was confusing and have to say taught it was primitive. But looking at it over and over again I started to feel emotions,energy and pride of haka. This is not just some huga/buga chant how it is represented on TV. I am from warrior people too and I have huge respect for tradition and amenities ,beautiful to see guys continuing centuries old rite of ancestors. Greetings and respect from Serbia.

gre8 : Very poweful! Respect from brazil.

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.

Jenn R. : This is so incredibly powerful and moving. You can feel the anger, sadness and pride of their farewell. I can't help but think of how healthy this must be from a psychological point of view- the unabashed and raging expression of defiance and farewell that embraces such a wide scope of emotion associated with death. It seems cleansing and immensely satisfying. The silence afterward adds a heavy poignancy to the ceremony and brings everything full circle. What a glorious send off.

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

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.

Bob Shaw : Respect from FLORIDA US Air Force 1971 - 1975

Gary Hicks : Much love to my Kiwi brothers in arms! U.S. Army 13B (Cannon Crewmember) 8 years. OIF Veteran.

Linda Krajewski : That is incredibly powerful and had me in tears with the intensity of the emotions. The grief and respect toward the fallen ones and the anger and defiance toward the cause of their fall were so richly expressed.

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

Aaron Baker : 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.Lest We Forget

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

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

Der Uecki : my respect all soldiers/ brothers and thank you for your service! Regards MSgt (reserve) J.U.

Peter Laussen : Very moving, the atmosphere must've been amazing. Imagine being there. So much Respect, and to see the Haka in a different environment other than sports, you can feel the emotions, and respect to their fallen comrades. This is absolutely amazing, be proud of who you are New Zealand. Respect!!!!!

Freqgirl Karu : Surely their ancestors look down on them with great pride and happiness for not only carrying on the traditions of the people but also doing it with such community.  The rest of the world could use a lesson in this, if they will just listen. 

Lucian Dinu : Respect New Zealand from Romania

Frank Kelio : I myself coming from a family of men and woman who are born too fight and having Cossack and Aztec blood, its an amazing send off my brothers would have deserved one and my father when his time comes and so on and so fourth. In my family tradition we have some sort of Russian & Aztec hybrid music then they can be burned or buried something I find unique in my family but the Haka is amazing as well.