Candlelight vigil to honor Wisconsin Sikh victims

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Sikhs in the Milwaukee area will hold a candlelight vigil for the six people killed a year ago by a white supremacist.

The event will be held Monday evening in the parking lot of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

Monday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage, in which five other worshippers and a police officer were also injured. The gunman killed himself.

Temple members have been paying tribute to the victims all weekend, with a series of religious rituals and a 6-kilometer run. They say their aim is to practice “Chardi Kala” (CHAR’-dee kuh-LAH’), the Sikh principle of constant optimism even in the face of adversity.

Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, as well as Gov. Scott Walker, have joined them in remembrance events.