More than 300 people said prayers and raised candles Wednesday night at the Sikh temple in Walnut in remembrance of those worshipers gunned down three days ago at a temple in Wisconsin.
The Sikh community from the San Gabriel Valley and north Orange County gathered as one, singing sacred songs and offering a minute of silence during the evening vigil. One man, in full beard and wearing the traditional black turban, held an American flag and a sign that read: “I pledge against violence.”
“We pray for the souls who sacrificed their lives and we ask for world peace,” rang out the prayer amid a sea of golden light. “We pray for all the sacred places of this planet – so they will never be harmed,” led a member of the congregation.
Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story SIKH.