Genuinely moving. May his ancestors welcome him, and lead him to the great reward God has set aside for him.
I've always liked that ceremony, somewhat similar to what was once done at papal coronations and the triumphs of ancient Rome. Our honors do not go with us and at the end of the day God takes us just as we are.
I felt terrible when I saw that decline of this ceremony; I'm far from promoting my own blog and it's German anyway but still - http://martininbroda.blogspot.com/2011/07/christus-ist-die-schonheit.html