Ruth Ginsburg is the first female civil servant in the history of the United States to be honored with a farewell ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington.
US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first female civil servant to be honored with a farewell ceremony at the US Capitol building, where her body was delivered on Friday morning.
Ginsburg’s coffin was brought to the square in front of the Capitol’s National sculpture hall. Then a private ceremony for her family and invited guests began in the lobby, where the coffin was placed on the same wooden platform that was built for the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, his wife Jill, and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris attended the farewell ceremony.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the number of people invited to the ceremony was limited. Lawmakers who were not invited to the private ceremony will be able to pay their respects to the deceased later on Friday.
The US Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg, who also became the first person of Jewish descent in history to be honored with a farewell ceremony at the Capitol, will be buried next week at the Arlington cemetery.
Ginsburg’s coffin was brought to the Capitol from the Supreme Court building, where the judge’s farewell was held for two days.