Two children who were present during August’s shooting attack on the Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Gurdwara were honored yesterday by the Yell and Tell Foundation for their efforts in alerting people in the Gurdwara: Abhay Singh and his sister Amanat did the right thing when gunman Wade Page showed up at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek and started shooting. The kids ran inside to tell adults about the dangerous situation. Their father, Benny Singh, thought divine intervention played a role […]
On the CBS Evening News, Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda describe the events during the shooting rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in August. Lt. Murphy offers several reflections, including about the shooter who took his own life: “He’s dead. He’s nothin’. The people who remain, the people who carry on, that’s what’s important,” he said. View the video and read more at CBS News.
Over the weekend and almost two months after the shooting attack, another vigil was held at the Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to pray for the victims of another mass shooting in the area, this time at a salon in nearby Brookfield: Arriving at the staging area, near Brookfield Square Mall, involved “a lot of dejavu,” [Pardeep] Kaleka said. “It just brought back the flood of memories of what happened that day,” he said. “That waiting around to see what […]
I was a locked temple; The gems of God were stored in my heart, And I knew not. My Master opened the door of my heart for me; My Master had the key and I knew it not. Now I see all. ~ Professor Puran Singh, 1881-1931