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Members of Sikh Temple in Oak Creek attend White House event


WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - The founder of the Sikh religion was honored Tuesday at a White House event – and members of the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek were among those on hand.

First Lady Michelle Obama offered comforting words and hugs to relatives of the six worshippers killed by gunman Wade Michael Page on August 5th.

The First Lady met some of those same survivors during a visit to Oak Creek about three weeks after the massacre. Rajwant Singh, who chairs the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, thanked Obama for her support of the Sikh community.

Oak Creek temple president Satwant Kaleka was among those killed, as he stabbed the gunman with a butter knife to try and slow him down.

Kaleka’s son Amardeep could not attend the White House event, because he’s getting ready to take his father’s ashes to India for a burial next week.