Suburban man arrives in Vegas with crosses to honor victims

Suburban man arrives in Vegas with crosses to honor victims

Suburban man arrives in Vegas with crosses to honor victims

On Las Vegas Boulevard, people gathered Wednesday night at a tribute with candles, balloons, flowers and photographs to honor those killed when the gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

One Illinois man is using his carpentry skills to demonstrate the importance of the lives lost in Las Vegas, honoring victims of Sunday's massacre. Each wooden cross has a heart on the front and the name of a victim written on the back.

"I don't have any answers and I wish I could never do it again", said Zanis Tuesday night while finishing the crosses.

Zanis also made crosses for the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims and gun violence victims in Chicago.

With the community backing him, Zanis continues to build working through his own grief for his murdered father-in-law 20 years ago. To make an impact.

"This row of crosses will show the severity of what really happened there". "More so than numbers and pictures in the paper".

And leave an impact it did.

In contrast, only seven concert-goers lived in Nevada, with six of those from the Las Vegas Valley.

People on Twitter are responding calling this "a heartfelt tribute" and "powerful". One of the biggest has an IL connection.

Zanis said he sympathizes with the families of the victims because recalls the pain of personal tragedy, KABC reported.

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