IL man brings crosses to Las Vegas to honor shooting victims

  • IL man brings crosses to Las Vegas to honor shooting victims

IL man brings crosses to Las Vegas to honor shooting victims

A tribute to the victims of a deadly mass shooting is seen on Las Vegas Boulevard.

After driving across the country from IL to Nevada, he set up the crosses on the Las Vegas Strip, near the location of the shooting, to pay tribute.

"At first, when he told me what happened, I didn't believe him", said Zanis to the Chicago Tribune. "More so than numbers and pictures in the paper", he told WGN News before he left.

"Zanis has since become well-known for erecting and installing more than 20,000 crosses over the past two decades, including after the Columbine and Sandy Hook school shootings and the massacre at an Orlando nightclub". Authorities released the names of the victims Thursday night.

Lining up the crosses in front of the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, Zanis, a carpenter from Aurora, Illinois, drove almost 2,000 miles to arrange the installation. The crosses will remain for about 40 days before they are donated to the families of the victims.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time Zanis honored victims of mass shootings.

And leave an impact it did.

Others are responding to the kindness from this man, who goes out of his way to do this for tragedies all over America.

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

According to a GoFundMe page created by Zanis' daughter, her father started a mission to build a cross for every person who lost their life in a Chicago shooting.