Yeah, I know he died a while back by now, but some of the articles on the ceremony and decorum are much more interesting than the man himself. Personally, I think we should have more state funerals, or at least shindigs this fancy all the time. We Americans are supposed to be the Empire of the Twenty-First Century and we don't throw a very good circus. So more elaborate funerals, functions, and executions please. And folks, dress up. We're the Great People who capped the Evil Empire. Stop dressing like peasants. Hell, even peasants know to take off their hats and cover up their flab.