August 5th marks the one year anniversary of the Sikh Temple shootings. Activities have been planned in Oak Creek and Milwaukee to remember the six victims and those injured - Baba Punjab Singh and Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy.
The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin's website reads, "Your presence would show that this is not only a Sikh tragedy, but also an American tragedy. We must fight this violence not with more violence but by coming together with kindness and love."
Family members of the people killed and injured in the Sikh temple tragedy received First Lady Michelle Obama’s condolences Thursday. Mrs. Obama met with the families in Oak Creek, after appearing at a campaign stop in Milwaukee.
It has been more than two weeks since a Cudahy man entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek and shot and killed six congregants who had gathered for Sunday services. Wade Michael Page also injured four people before killing himself.
Visitation is going on this morning in Oak Creek for the victims of Sunday’s shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Six temple-goers were killed in shootings by Wade Michael Page of Cudahy before Page reportedly killed himself.
Family members of the six people slain at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, shared their grief and consolation Friday and offered reflections on their loved ones to a crowd of hundreds gathered in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium. Dignitaries, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed condolences to the community during the joint funeral for the six.
There was a huge outpouring of love and support in Oak Creek today, as the six worshippers a gunman shot and killed at the Sikh Temple Sunday were laid to rest. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, a couple thousand people turned out for the public wake and service at Oak Creek High School. Those in grief were surrounded, and they, in turn, encouraged others.
As the Federal and local investigations into Sunday’s tragic shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek continue, people all over Southeast Wisconsin hold vigils for the victims and their families, and try to make sense of the violence.
Milwaukeean Raminder Kaur attended a downtown vigil Sunday night in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek temple shooting. She says she's gone to services at that temple with her 8-year-old son - who she sometimes worries is a target because of his faith.