TOPEKA – Flags will remain at half-staff in Kansas in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until she is laid to rest.
In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff beginning last Friday until the day of Ginsburg’s interment.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life serving our country with passion and integrity,” Kelly said. “She was an agent for change, an advocate for the voiceless, and her legacy will live on in decisions that made America more equitable for all of us.”
Ginsberg passed away last Friday at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She served as a Supreme Court Justice from August 10, 1993 until her death. At the time of her death, Ginsberg was the fourth oldest sitting justice in the history of the Supreme Court.
On Monday, it was announced that Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday. Her casket will arrive at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday after which her family and friends will gather for a private ceremony. The public can pay respects from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, and again from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has also announced that Ginsburg will lie in state on Friday in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, becoming the first woman to do so.
A private interment service will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery.