I sort of like the poetry of the scene. Picard buries Kirk on the site of his greatest victory. Kirk saved the crew of the Ent-D, Picard and the entire populace of Veridian III.
I only wish Berman, Braga and Moore had written a more heroic death sequence for Kirk. Remember the falling off the cliff on the bridge was a $6 million dollar reshoot of a scene that originally involved Kirk just getting shot in the back. If you haven't listened to it. I recommend listening to the Braga and Moore commentary on the GEN bluray. It's hilarious. It's like listening to one long apology about what didn't work in the film.