Tribute to Justice Ginsburg now at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

Milford. The Milford Garden Club’s floral creation dedicated to Justice Ginsberg was put on display so that visitors may pay tribute at the time of her passing.

| 23 Sep 2020 | 11:37

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on Sept. 18 at age 87, was one of the four women Supreme Court Justices featured in the Milford Garden Club’s recent HERStory project to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

The floral creation dedicated to Justice Ginsberg is now on display at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on Broad Street as a remembrance at the time of her passing.

It was part of the garden club’s original exhibit outside the Pike County Courthouse, which also included Sandra Day O’Connor (who served from 1981 to 2005), Sonia Sotomayor (appointed in 2009), and Elena Kagan (appointed 2010). An empty slot, with a stool to allow women and girls visiting the exhibit to step up for a selfie, was provided for the next woman to join the court. Milford artist Maria Torrfield conceived the idea for the exhibit.

When Justice Ginsburg was asked how many women should serve on the Supreme Court, she said nine, since no one thought anything was amiss about an all-male court.