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Fri Dec 27, 2019, 08:56 PM

Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

Source: Associated Press

Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

December 27, 2019

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring.

Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to The Beacon-News.

“I had a breaking point in El Paso,” he said, referring to the mass shooting outside of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. “I hadn’t slept for two days, it was 106 degrees and I collapsed from the pressure when I heard there were two more victims of the mass shooting.”

Zanis has set up crosses after the school shootings at Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland. He also placed crosses after the Las Vegas music festival shooting and the Orlando nightclub shooting.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/80755941f6dc76e3b6fed820e5a97558

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Related: Aurora’s Greg Zanis, known for making crosses for mass shooting victims across the country, is retiring (Aurora Beacon-News)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:06 PM

1. God Bless Him.

That is/was an undertaking with depressingly regularity. He had to spend time thinking about everyone of these tragedies. Contrast this to how Mitch McConnell and the rest of the misfits consider these losses. No problem, weren't donors.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:07 PM

2. BTW, thanks for sharing. Christ-like people still inhabit this Earth. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 09:50 PM

3. dude's from my hometown.

saw this on an aurora fb page. sad day for many in the city. dude had a lot of friends.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 11:43 PM

4. 27,000, unbelievable. Thanks.

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