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Yesterday was the one year anniversary of an act of domestic terror inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin by a white supremacist.
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May their memories be a blessing.
Prakash Singh
Sita Singh
Paramjit Kaur
Ranjit Singh
Satwant Singh Kaleka
Suveg Singh Khattra

He was my father, my brother and my Uncle.

She was my sister, my mother and my Aunt. 

They were my friends. 

Grief transcends our different cultures, ethnicity and race, instead binding us together collectively to remember those who died. As we move through the phases of grief let us work together to protect innocent people from future gun violence.

Oak Creek: In Memoriam from SHARAT RAJU on Vimeo.


On this anniversary:

A man feuding with officials in his rural Pennsylvania town over living conditions at his ramshackle, trash-filled property killed three people at a municipal meeting -- including at least one town official -- in a rampage that blew holes through the walls and sent people crawling for cover, police said.

May their memories be a blessing.

David Fleetwood

Gerard Kozic

James Laguardia

Linda Kozic and Frank Piraino were both injured. Please send healing energy and prayers to the people of this community.

You can read about this incident here.

Walk With Me
By Gwen Flowers

Come, walk with me, my friend,
I'll hold your hand.
This journey is not one to understand.
There is no sorting out
Chaff from the wheat.
We have to take the bitter with the sweet.

Come, walk with me,
Along the trail of tears.
We'll share our heartbreak, and our hopes and fears.
This trail is not designed
To walk alone.
But we will make discoveries of our own.

Come, walk with me, my friend,
We'll share the load
Up every hill and down the rugged road.
No map to show the route
Or tell how far.
No compass points the way, or guiding star.

Come, walk with me,
And I will walk with you.
Perhaps we two will find a better view.
Perhaps the trail,
Though thorny on the feet,
Wll widen for two sorrowed hearts to meet.

Come, walk with me
Through brambled vine and thorn.
Step over stones that leave hearts ripped and torn.
The walk is never easy,
That is true.
But you will walk with me, and I with you.

Welcome or welcome back to Kitchen Table Kibitzing, a community series that posts nightly at 8:00 Eastern. remembrance and nomandates came up with the idea for this series during Netroots Nation 13.

As we envision it, KTK is a community for those who wish to share part of their evening around a virtual kitchen table with kossacks who are caring and supportive of one another. So bring your stories, jokes, photos, funny pics, music, interesting videos (hey, palantir!), and so forth. We would also appreciate links—including quotations—to diaries, news stories, and books that you think this community would appreciate.

Please note that pie fights will be unwelcome in this community, just as in most other series at DKos. There's lots of space at the rest of the site for fighting with other Democrats, progressives, and liberals, and we don't want those battles dragged into this series.

Finally, readers may notice that most who are posting diaries and comments in this series already know one another to some degree, but that definitely does not mean that newcomers will be excluded or unwelcome. We're happy to welcome guests to our kitchen table, and hope to make some new friends as well.

Originally posted to Kitchen Table Kibitzing on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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