Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Chicago Man Honors Las Vegas Victims with 58 Hand-Made Crosses

Chicago Man Honors Las Vegas Victims with 58 Hand-Made Crosses

Now, a retired carpenter in IL named Greg Zanis has built 58 crosses by hand to honor each person who had their lives taken by the shooter on that night.

The tributes will be given to the victims' families once they are removed from the boulevard.

In the aftermath of every mass shooting tragedy in recent years, Zanis honors the innocent lives taken by nailing up a line of white crosses in the towns where each massacre took place.

They told 13 Action News that once they found out what happened at the Route 91 Music Festival, they wanted to make the trip to show their support to the victims.

Mr Zanis told the Tribune that he first heard news of the shooting when someone knocked on his door with a donation for the fuel money he would need to travel more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) from his home in Aurora to Las Vegas.

Greg Zanis, who founded the Crosses for Losses nonprofit, created a similar memorial after the Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016. He wrote the names and glued pictures of the victims on each one when available, WGN reported. According to, he's built more than 20,000 crosses in 20 years.

And leave an impact it did.

Each cross had a heart attached, and Zanis also brought Stars of David for Jewish victims.

You can help support his trip to Las Vegas HERE.

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