Candlelight Vigil In Alexandria To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A group will gather in Alexandria to pay tribute to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the longest-serving woman on the Supreme Court.

ALEXANDRIA, VA — On Thursday, a vigil in Old Town Alexandria will pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court justice who died last Friday at the age of 87.

Members of the public are invited to meet at Market Square, 300 King Street, for the vigil. Battery-operated candles will be distributed, and speakers will lead a moment of silence to honor Ginsburg’s life, work and service. At 7:30 p.m., the group will leave Market Square and walk down King Street to the art installation at Waterfront Park. Speakers will pay tribute to RBG with the event concluding at 8:15 p.m.

Attendees are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Volunteers will be on hand to help with voter registration if needed. Free registration is available on Eventbrite.

Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was the second woman justice in U.S. history and the longest-serving woman on the court who fought for gender equality through her career. Read more about her life here. >