Sunday was a sad day at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das, the Sikh gurdwara (place of worship) that sits off a quiet road in Española. This was the day many members of Española’s Sikh community chose to pray with their fellow Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wis.
On Aug. 5, Wade Michael Page, 40, walked into the Oak Creek gurdwara during services and opened fire on the sangat (congregation), killing six and wounding four others. After being wounded by a police officer, Page killed himself before he could be taken into custody.
This Sunday in Española, Hacienda de Guru Ram Das member Daya Singh Khalsa gave a 20-minute sermon that included remembrance of the killed and wounded.
“Our community here feels so much solidarity, sympathy and gratitude for the community in Wisconsin,” Singh said.