Emotional Memorial Service Held For Heather Heyer While David Duke Thanks Trump For Supporting White Supremacists

CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA - AUGUST 16: People go into Paramount Theater for a memorial service to remember Heather Heyer who was killed after James Alex Fields Jr., a White Supremacist, drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors killing Heyer and wounding 19 others last Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States on August 16, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Emotional Memorial Service Held For Heather Heyer While David Duke Thanks Trump For Supporting White Supremacists

45 has yet to personally reach out to the 32-year-old's grieving parents.

Published August 16, 2017

On Wednesday, family, friends, politicians and strangers gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to mourn the loss of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.  

The memorial was attended by many people who wished to pay tribute to the activism and spirit of Heather Heyer.

Although multiple people made remarks during the service, it was Heather's parents who captured the attention of many by their beautiful words honoring their daughter's life and death.

  1. Heather's mother, Susan Bro, delivered a heartfelt remark about how her daughter's death will be remembered with great importance

    "I'd rather have my child, but if I've got to give her up, by golly, we're gonna make it count," she said. "I want this to spread, I don't want this to die. This is just the beginning of Heather's legacy."

  2. Heather's father, Mark, spoke of how this needs to be a time of equality
  3. Although the president tweeted about Heather's memorial, he has yet to call and personally speak to her grieving parents
  4. The president was also notably thanked by former KKK grand wizard David Duke after his remarks about Charlottesville

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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