Builder Of Crosses For Route 91 Victims Dies

Man Built Thousands Of Crosses Nationwide For Victims Of Violent Crimes

Mitch Kelly
May 05, 2020 - 6:31 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The man best know to Las Vegans for building 58 white crosses and planting them at the "Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas" sign following the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in 2017 died Monday.

Greg Zanis passed away from bladder cancer at a hospice in Aurora, Illinois.

Zanis had been building "Crosses for Losses" for years, estimating he had made close to 28,000.

He was honored by the city of Las Vegas and Clark County for the work he did following the Route 91 shootings, with the crosses eventually moved from the "Welcome" sign over to the Clark County Museum as part of a memorial to that event.

Other mass shooting sites where Zanis brough his work included Columbine High School in Colorado, Orlando (site of the Pulse nightclub shooting), Parkland, Florida (site of the Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting) and El Paso, Texas (site of the Wal Mart shooting).

A Go Fund Me page has been established for Zanis. He was 69 years old