BEDFORD, Ohio - A local group gathered Saturday to remember the victims of the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin.
Azaad Jeet Singh is a councilman in the Village of Woodmere. He organized a candlelight vigil to honor the seven people who lost their lives.
"We are doing a service to remember them and keep them in our hearts," Singh said.
He points out that Sikhs may look different than most people but they are just like everyone else. They welcome all nationalities and they harbor no ill will toward anyone.
Hundreds of Sikhs gathered around to mourn and pray. Religious leaders of different denominations offered words of encouragement to the group.
Jasvinder Singh Khadra was at the candlelight vigil. He is heading to Wisconsin on Sunday for the funeral of his cousin. He remembered his cousin as "a very hard worker.”
“He was from Punjab. He was a farmer. I am very, very sad," Khadra said.
Sikh is the fifth largest religion in the world, with nearly 1 million members in the United States.
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