It was very odd, and very solemn. It was a very powerful experience. I've never seen a color guard perform the ritual and I had tears rolling down my face by the end of it. I can understand the no flag burning amendment people at times like that.
It's the first funeral I've been to as an adult. I've had other people in my life die, but was denied the opportunity to attend their funerals by selfish parents who decided that there would be no funeral for them, or that friends were not welcome at the funeral, and had to deal with the grieving process on my own, or with friends associated with the departed and left in the same lurch as I was.