thanks for that. I dug some more. Found the web site for the agency in charge of State Funerals
This has a great description of the “what” - says much of what you are saying.
also a description of why the military\DOD is involved.
From the same web site... a description of the “hows\why” and history - mostly addresses presidents...
and descriptions of the cerimonies as it applies to presidents.
I sent an email to I think the right place, asking about Sen. McCain’s funeral status.
From now on, wiki as a quick or last resort. I’ll try to go to the horse’s mouth (or which ever end of the horse is talking that day)
that said, then Q is either referring to a presidential death or making it a figure of speech. Yet, Q specifically posted the link to State Funeral. I think one of the ex presidents is set to be McCain-ed or Q knows that one is dying.