Hundreds return to the Sikh temple in Oak CreekWisconsin News
-- Hundreds of Sikh community members attended the first service at the Oak Creek temple since a gunman killed six people and himself the previous Sunday.
Hundreds of Sikh community members attended the first service at the Oak Creek temple since a gunman killed six people and himself the previous Sunday. Sikhs from throughout the U-S and foreign countries looked on as about 50 people cleaned a flagpole and hoisted a new Sikh flag. It symbolized a renewal of the temple. Wade Michael Page entered the temple eight days ago and killed six Sikh members and wounded four people before an officer shot him and he fired the fatal shot in the head. Many at yesterday's service said they'd rather forget about Page. His experiences with white supremacy were well-documented last week, but authorities still say it may never be known what prompted the shootings. Anjali Kerr, who used to live in Oak Creek, said the Sikh community showed peace and solidarity over the last week. She said quote, “It’s amazing how we’ve come together in the one place that was used to divide us.” Yesterday also marked the end of a 48-hour period in which the Sikh Holy Book was read continuously. Organizers expected two-thousand people to attend a meal at the end, as a final blessing.