LORELAI: It’s what your dad wanted.
LUKE: Yeah. Oh, I know Louie would’ve hated this.
LORELAI: That’s just a fringe benefit.
Despite their dislike of Louie Danes, the re-enactors do end up coming to his funeral. It’s not only a tribute to their former fellow member, William Danes, but what Louie is due as a returned war veteran. No matter his many flaws as a human being, he did serve his country, and has earned at least this modicum of respect.