I’m pretty sure Jesus meant, when He said, “Let the dead bury the dead”, that once gone ... you’re gone ... the living were to follow Him .. not the dead.
Yeah, let's burn all the photographs of Ronald Reagan, and the paintings of George Washington. While we're at it, what the heck are we doing with that huge statue of Abraham Lincoln in that memorial anyway? Knock it down!
And while we are at it, let’s also flatten all the tombstones, crosses, and memorials to the dead including those at Normandy (sarc)
The spiritually dead bury the spiritually dead. The Christian does not die.