Las Vegas Honoring Illinois Cross Maker with ‘Greg Zanis Day’
Greg Zanis, the Aurora, IL carpenter who made and transported 58 crosses to honor the Las Vegas shooting victims will be receiving one of the city’s highest honors this weekend.
It’s heartbreaking that Greg Zanis has been insanely busy building crosses since the beginning of October. In the last month he’s been to Las Vegas, North Carolina, New York and Texas delivering crosses to honor victims of tragedy. He even had a cross ready for fallen Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox.
The Las Vegas community is so thankful for Zanis’ act of support and compassion, that they will be giving his a key to the city and declaring Sunday, November 19th as “Greg Zanis Day”. According to the Chicago Tribune, on Sunday Zanis will be attending a 9 a.m. ceremony where;
Nevada officials, including a congressman and three state representatives, plan to present him with a proclamation declaring “Greg Zanis Day,” along with the “Key to the Las Vegas Strip.”
Erik Pappa, director of communication for Clark County said;
What Mr. Zanis did was very significant for this community, in the way he helped create a place of mourning for people and a source of strength and healing”
God Bless you, Greg Zanis for everything you do. I know for a fact one of his crosses is on its way to Leaf River to honor 19-year-old Gregory Wood who passed away early Friday morning in a fire in his home. Thank you for your compassion, Mr. Zanis.