WHAT'S NEW


Your Shot to Support Our Troops!
more info


Haere mai to the New Zealand Embassy!

Haka

The Haka is a type of ancient Maori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. Haka is a fierce display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. Actions include violent foot-stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a loud chant. The words of a Haka often poetically describe ancestors and events in the tribe’s history.

Today, Haka is still used during Maori ceremonies and celebrations to honor guests and show the importance of the occasion.

View the Haka that was performed as we arrived for Aleethia’s “Friday Night Dinner” held on March 8, 2013 at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC.



The Right Honorable Mike Moore
New Zealand Ambassador to the United States
And
Air Vice Marshal Graham Lintott, Defence Attaché


Ambassador Mike Moore and Air Vice Marshal Graham Lintott greeted the injured service members and their families as they arrived from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to attend the “Friday Night Dinner” at the New Zealand Embassy.


Each table was decorated with items, photos, etc. from the various regions in New Zealand.


Canterbury NZ


Rear Admiral Alton Stocks, Commander of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda extended his appreciation to Ambassador Moore and Air Vice Marshal Graham Lintott for hosting such a wonderful dinner for the injured service members and their families.


THANK YOU NEW ZEALAND!!! E Noho Rā!!!


View Gallery


Support the Troops
Be a part of these Support Stories more

Register Free!
We'll keep you informed about our programs supporting our wounded heroes more