Sikh community plans weekend of events to remember victims of temple shooting

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by Shakara Robinson

OAK CREEK -- It's the start of a somber weekend for the Sikh community.

On August 5, 2012, a gunman entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek and opened fire, killing six people. 

Since then, community members, including people with no religious ties to the Sikh community, have come together to stress peace, inclusion, and tolerance.

This weekend will be one of reflection as the Sikh community plans to celebrate the six lives lost in the tragic shooting for the next four days.

It begins with a 48-hour reading of the Sikh Holy Book, starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. 

A 6K Memorial Walk and Run is scheduled for Saturday morning at Oak Creek High School. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the run and walk begins at 9 a.m. 

At 11 a.m. Sunday, hymns will be sung during meditation and words will be offered at a 1:30 p.m. tribute at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. 

Mediation is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 5th at the temple, followed by a remembrance ceremony at 8 p.m. 

Events wrap up Wednesday, August 6th with congressional honors for Oak Creek police Lt. Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda, both injured in the shooting, at the Oak Creek Community Center at 2 p.m. 

CBS 58's Matt Doyle has more. 

 

 

 

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