Sikh Temple of Wisconsin to mark anniversary of deadly rampage

Wisconsin, USA: Combining the power of prayer and meditation, with the joy of community meals and a 6K run, the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin will mark the first anniversary of the Aug. 5, 2012, shooting rampage that left six dead and four injured.

Temple leaders Thursday released details of the first Oak Creek Sikh Memorial Anniversary, which will be held Aug. 2-5.

The ceremonies will begin Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the temple with the Akhand Path, a 48-hour recitation of the Sikh holy scriptures, Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

A remembrance will also be held that day from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the federal courthouse in Milwaukee.

On Aug. 3, the 6K memorial walk and run called “Turning Tragedy into Triumph” will begin at 10 a.m. at the Oak Creek High School track and field area. There will also be food and games.

On Aug. 4, the focus returns to the Sikh Temple. At 11 a.m., following the conclusion of the Akhand Path, there will be hymn sung in praise of God called the Kirtan. Victims’ families and community leaders are scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. A community meal will be served throughout the day.

On Aug. 5, there will be a contemplative meditation at the Sikh Temple, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a candlelight vigil and a community meal.

The public is invited to participate in all the events.

Source: J S Online

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