With Sikh Community Leaders at the White House
White House Roosevelt Room
September 26, 2001
12:10 P.M. EDT
It's my honor to welcome citizens from all across our country here to the Roosevelt
Room and the White House to discuss our common commitment to make sure that
every American is treated with respect and dignity during this period of --
during any period, for that matter, of American history, particularly during
An American Sikh has been killed, unjustly so. These citizens bring their hearts
with them, and I can assure them that our government will do everything we can
to not only bring those people to justice, but also to treat every human life
as dear, and to respect the values that made our country so different and so
unique. We're all Americans, bound together by common ideals and common values.
So I want to welcome you all here. I'm honored that you're here in the White
House, and I look forward to a good, frank discussion. Thank you for coming.