Source: Gov Loop, Sept 22, 2020
THE GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY JOINS IN CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Lauren GirardinSeptember 22, 2020
We live and work, love and marry, vote and protest, forgive and fight, unite and dissent, and mourn and celebrate in a world changed for the better by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Though we live in a far better world for having had Justice Ginsburg in it, it's still a long way from perfect. There remain many injustices to right, problems to solve and promises to fulfill. There is so much more we all need to do. Now, we have to do it without her.
That's the catch of a legacy as substantial as the one Justice Ginsburg has left to us. Legacy is not static. It is not assured. It is a gift that lasts only as long as people remember, honor, defend and build on it. A legacy is a summons to others to dedicate themselves to working together, to achieve a greater purpose than anyone can accomplish alone.
Legacy is a lot like public service that way. Among her many qualities, Ginsburg was a dedicated public servant who spent her life working to provide people with civil rights, equal opportunity and human dignity.
As the news of Justice Ginsburg's death spread over the weekend, her fellow government employees shared their grief - and also celebrated the defiant life and glorious legacy of the Notorious RGB.
From Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: