Vigil held to honor Justice Ginsburg
Generations of Alexandrians turned out Sept. 24 to participate in a candlelight vigil and walk in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 after a battle with cancer.
#The memorial, which was attended by a crowd of 200, began at Market Square with a moment of silence followed by speakers who honored Ginsburg’s accomplishments and leadership.
#“We are here to honor a phenomenal woman who has done phenomenal things in her life,” said City Councilwoman Amy Jackson, who was one of the organizers of the event. “She was small, but she was fierce, she was mighty, and we all need to remember how much she has put towards our civilization concerning gender equality and civil rights.”
#Ginsberg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She was appointed to the nation’s highest court in 1993 following a career in academia and as a prosecutor. She is best known for her opinions in cases focused on women’s rights, gender equality and privacy.
#Following remarks at Market Square, the crowd made a silent procession down King Street to Waterfront Park, where Corey Tisdale, Mayor Justin Wilson and Colleen Haddow Gehrig spoke, honoring Ginsburg’s legacy. >