Walnut Sikh temple remembers those filled


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.

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