A year after her death, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s tombstone was unveiled at the Arlington National Cemetary late Monday.
Just days before the first anniversary of her death on Sept. 18, Ruth Bader Ginsburg- the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was commemorated with a tombstone that features the U.S. Supreme Court seal, which has a single star beneath an eagle’s claws to symbolize the U.S. Constitution’s creation of “one Supreme Court.”
Below Ginsburg’s name, she is remembered as an associate justice who served on the Supreme Court from 1993 until her death in 2020 at the age of 87 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
The Brooklyn-born Justice shares the tombstone with her husband, Martin, who died in 2010 and is buried alongside her in the couple’s section of the historic cemetery. As it stands, it is customary for the unveiling of the tombstone to take place on the one-year anniversary of the death, also known as the first yahrzeit, as per Jewish tradition.
According to a report by People Magazine, the couple is buried near former President John F. Kennedy and nine Supreme Court justices, including three who served with Ginsburg: Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Associate Justices Harry Blackmun and John Paul Stevens.