Hundreds Celebrate Sikh American Day Parade in NJ

July 11, 2004

Source: The Burlington County Times

On July 11, 2004 The Burlington County Times reported, "In a rainbow of saris, silks and turbans, 500 Sikhs marched through town yesterday preaching brotherhood. Some carried American flags, some twirled silver scimitars, but all walked under the banner, 'Recognize Ye All The Human Race As One.' 'It's something different than we're used to, but we're the melting pot. We need a little bit of cultural diversity,' said Butch Kitz, 52, of Burlington Township, one of about 300 people who lined High Street to watch the first Sikh American Day Parade."