Sikhs Hold Special Prayer for Shooting Victims
It's unfortunately a pain they're all too familiar with, and they wanted to give back the support that was poured out on them months ago. Video by nbc26.comvideo
MENASHA--Still reeling from their own tragedy, the Sikh community honors the lives lost in Connecticut in a special service Sunday.
Bhagwant Balli was the face of tragedy four months ago. Now he and his Sikh family send a prayer to new faces hundreds of miles away.
"They lost their whole life, their children. It's very hard. They drop their children off to school then you turn and it's gone," head priest Bhagwant Balli said.
In a special ceremony at the Sikh Temple in Menasha, they open their doors, lending strength strangers gave them after their own heartache in Oak Creek back in August.
"This one is really sad because of the large number of innocent children involved," temple chairman Kamaljit Paul said.
Paul prays because he has no words.
"The whole Sikh community is in support with the whole nation who's been grieving with this tragedy," Paul said.
And praying peace will one day blossom in the world.
"We pray to God please give them strength, those families who lost their children and our sympathy is always with them," Balli said.
Special services were held Sunday at Sikh Temples around the world.