“I see a community stepping up, rising up,” Johnston said. “Each of us has a role. It is a great gift to our community to have the Sikhs here in Stockton.”
— Stockton, California Mayor Ann Johnston comments after her visit to the “Sikh-American birthplace”, the Sikh house of worship in Stockton, California that is considered the first and oldest Gurdwara in the country. The Gurdwara is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.