Memorial created for Heather Heyer near where she was struck (FILE IMAGE)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
A national essay contest is underway, inspired by the woman who died during a protest march in downtown Charlottesville.
Keeping the Promise asks contestants "what are you doing to stand up against hate in your community?"
The medical examiner ruled that Heyer's death was due to blunt force injury. She was marching with people protesting those in support of the Unite the Right rally when a car crashed into the group. Police arrested 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., charging him with second-degree murder and other crimes.