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New Zealand soldiers perform ritual dance for fallen comrades

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    A couple of days ago 3 Kiwi Soldiers were buried- victims of an IED. In what is really a different kind of tradition, the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment sent them off with the unit Haka.
    Though this isn't a tradition that has any equivalent in the US (outside of the Rugby world which got it from the "All Blacks") , there is something about this send off that seems to be exactly how a warrior would want to be remembered.
    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/outs...ers-perform-ritual-dance-for-fallen-comrades/


    If you are interested in the haka- go on You Tube and search for the All Blacks Haka. It's an old Maori tradition supposed to strike fear in the hearts of the enemy.

    RIP
     
  2. falconfamily

    falconfamily 5-Year Member

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    Well Done...

    and well said Bruno.
     
  3. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    All Blacks Haka pre game is great where you can find it. Didn't know KIWI did that for there own Military. Nice post. Sometimes we forget we are not alone. Want to get a bad look. Call a New Zealander an Australian at a Conference. Believe me I thought they sounded the same.
     
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