October 15, 2021

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first woman to sleep in the state in the U.S. Capitol. Here is who made history

Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first woman to sleep in the state in the U.S. Capitol.  Here is who made history

Ginsburg, who died last Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer problems, will be the first woman to sleep in the state Friday in the U.S. Capitol, congressional historians say. She will also be the first Jewish person to receive that honor.

Ginsburg meets Rosa Parks, John Lewis and Abraham Lincoln who are kept in the state or kept in honor at the Capitol.

Lying in the state (for government officials and military officers) and respectfully (for private citizens) means that when one’s remains are placed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., people are allowed to pay tribute. This tribute is considered one of the highest honors.

Since the practice began in 1852, 38 people – including the Ginsburg count – have received the honor, including 12 presidents.

There are no written rules on who can be Lying in state or honor. It is to be decided by the present House and Senate and then accepted by the family of the deceased.

Here are some other historical monuments.

Elijah Cummings

Last year, last Representative Elijah Cummings He made history as the first black legislator to lay in the state at the U.S. Capitol when his body was laid to rest in the Statue Hall, a spacious room containing a collection of statutes provided by individual states to honor prominent figures in history.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and members of Congress spoke in tribute to longtime Maryland Democrat Cummings. In his remarks, Pelosi referred to Cummings as “our North Star, a guide to a better future for our children”.

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John Lewis

Representative John Lewis & # 39;  The box will appear in Capitol Rotunda earlier this summer.
Of late Republican John Lewis He was the most recent person to sleep in the state after dying of cancer at the age of 80. As Capitol closed due to the coronavirus epidemic, U.S. Capitol became the first black legislator to lie dormant in the state in Rotunda.

Civil Rights Symbol and Late Member of Congress Celebration July 27-28.

After the ceremony in Rotunda, a careful open space was opened in front of the security. But neither the virus nor the warm weather lined up the crowd for a chance to pay tribute to Louis Box. Lines to the Capitol stretch for multiple blocks to the Supreme Court building.

Daniel Inoy

World War II veteran Daniel Enoi, who represented Hawaii in the Senate for four decades, died at 88 in 2012.
Daniel Inoy He was the only Asian American to sleep at Capitol Rotunda after he died in 2012 at the age of 88.

Inoi is a World War II veteran who received the Medal of Honor and represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades. He became the second longest-serving senator in chamber history.

Former President Barack Obama has described Enoi as a “true American hero.”

Inoy is of Japanese descent and served in the U.S. Army unit, which consisted of Japanese Americans. His battalion was the most decorated unit in World War II.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was honored in 2005 at Capitol Rotunda
Rosa Parks She was the first woman and second Black American to be honored in Rotunda in 2005 after dying of natural causes at the age of 92. Civil rights activist was one of four private citizens given this honor.

Former President George W. Bush addressed the event. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush attended.

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Officer Jacob Chestnut

Chestnut and Detective John Gibson's coffins are in honor

Capital Police Officer Jacob Chestnut was the first American to be honored after being killed on duty in 1998. A gunman opened fire on a Capitol building with two officers: Chestnut and Detective John Gibson. According to congressional historians, the two were honored by becoming the first private citizens to be honored at the Capitol.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President of the United States of America.
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to lie in state after the assassination in 1865. According to congressional historians, he is the second person in U.S. history to receive this honor. The first was Clay Henry, senator and representative in 1852. The main reason for this is: Capital Not fully built until 1829.

Built for catapult Lincoln, a decorative wooden frame to hold the coffin. Since 1865, congressional historians have reported that most services in Rotunda have used Lincoln’s catalog.