EUGENE, Ore. — A feeling of unity and peace came over Tugman Park in Eugene last night as members of the community remembered the victims of the weekend temple shooing in Wisconsin.
More than a hundred people joined together in song and prayer as they used candles to remember the six people killed at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. While the Eugene Sikh community hosted the event, it was an interfaith meeting and focused on creating a peace and understanding among all people in hopes of avoiding another tragedy.
“There’s no words for something that happens like this. The only thing we can take from this is we can’t take life for granted. Not one second is promised to us,” said attendee Bob Gonzales.
“It just brings us together. It makes us stronger. It makes us more a of a group together that recognizes the one in each of us,” remarked Satbir Khalsa, who was the Emcee of the event.
The vigil was just one of several held across the country.