Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the US Capitol today.
Here is an outline of today's events to honor her:
- The casket will arrive on the Capitol Plaza at 9:30 a.m. ET
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a formal arrival ceremony for Ginsburg at 10:00 a.m. ET in National Statuary Hall.
- The ceremony in Statuary Hall will include a welcome by Pelosi, a reflection by Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and two musical selections by American operatic soprano Denyce Graves, accompanied by pianist Laura Ward.
- A departure ceremony photo opportunity will take place on the East Center steps at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET, where Pelosi will be joined by bipartisan women members of the House and Senate to pay their respects to the justice.
A private interment will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery.