For the many thousands of you Brethren who would have been present if it had been possible - and as a tribute to our First Lady - we reproduce the full text of the funeral service delivered by Albert J. Portune. WE STAND here this afternoon in the presence of death, but also in the presence of the highest tribute and achievement and purpose a human life may render in its brief span upon this earth. We cannot pass this day without taking note of that tribute. For many of us may never pass this way again. Man has sought solace in many fantasies about death - conjured up many philosophies about death in an attempt to escape the reality of death!
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