Thanks for the critique, everyone. I will continue to shoot time lapse at this event in the future. To me it does better at capturing the emotion of the ceremony. How do I figure that? From the emails families have sent me since posting. You can say "oh that's the family saying that during an emotional time." They are indeed telling me they appreciate the "vid" during an emotional time. But in the end, as a photojournalist, that's who my "customer" is, right?
@Niko - actually the "taboo" was one of the reasons the media pushed for the ban's end. What's driving the lack of coverage now is expense getting out to Dover. I live just outside D.C. and it ran me $50 in gas to drive out (I have a SUV). Unless I get an assignment, I pay for my trips out. But that's a whole different discussion. I am editing more now. Mostly landscape/seascape stuff. Will post them in the future.
As for technique, I was doing one shot/second at first. My D2h clattering at that rate was extremely distracting. One shot/10 seconds or one shot/five seconds will seem about right in the future.