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Gottheimer honors lives lost in Indianapolis FedEx attack last month at interfaith vigil

Remembering eight lives lost in the Indianapolis FedEx attack last month, including four Sikh-Americans

GLEN ROCK, NJ (Bergen County) — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) along with NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and local leaders this week held a vigil to commemorate the Indianapolis FedEx shooting last month, which tragically killed eight people, including four Sikh-Americans.

“We are here today because we know that hope and progress cannot be held hostage by those who seek to do us harm. We are here today to join together as one community and to honor the core ideas that unite us all — like my belief that, in our country, our diversity remains our greatest strength,” Gottheimer said.

“The founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, taught his followers to remember God, to oppose artificially created divisions and discrimination, and to promote goodwill for all. As we face a terrifying rise in bias, intolerance, and hate against religious and ethnic minorities — both here at home and abroad — we must remember those teachings from Guru Nanak, and remember what can bring us all together,” Gottheimer said.

Gottheimer was joined by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, President of the Glen Rock Gurudwara, Gurjit Singh Sammewali; past Glen Rock Gurudwara President Jasjit Hundal, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Bergen Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Glen Rock Mayor Kristine Morieko, local faith leaders, local service leaders, and members of the community.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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