Here's the New York Times' article on Bush's Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery. I'm not going to comment on the speech, which I watched on C-SPAN.
Prior to the speech, when an announcer introduced Bush and Rummy (separately) over a public address system, what sounded like a large number of people whooped or whistled in addition to applauding.
The purpose of the ceremony is to remember and honor those who died serving the United States through military service. It took place in a cemetery. Immediately following the placement of a memorial wreath on a tomb.
What the fuck were these people thinking?