that was really fitting for a fallen kiwi. i,m fromiliar with memorials here in the U.S. my big brother blows taps at military funerals here in rhode island and often speaks of protocal. however never seen a kiwi funeral before i was just blown away by that. maybe someday soon we will all get out of there and not loose any more young men.
For the Yanks and others that have never seen something like that, and correct me if I am wrong Kiwi, that is known as a funeral haka. Haka's are Maori tradition that goes back a long ways. Their rugby team has become famous for their pregame haka. This funeral haka is a very fitting tribute for their fallen comrades. May they rest in peace! Thanks for sharing Kiwi. pig
Yep you are correct Pig. There is a Haka for respect and a Haka that is a challenge. Joe, the thing with a Haka is you don't need to know the words it's all in the emotion! For every Kiwi that does the Haka there are many Kiwi's that will back that guy! So the mass Haka in that vid is supported by the whole country. It unites us! May sound a little weird to you guys but it's our way to show these brave people and their families how proud we are of them!