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Man Puts up Crosses to Honor Victims of Camp Fire

A man traveled all the way to Paradise from Chicago on a mission to put up a cross in honor of every life lost in the Camp Fire.

Posted: Dec 20, 2018 12:31 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - A man traveled all the way to Paradise from Chicago on a mission to put up a cross in honor of every life lost in the Camp Fire.

Greg Zanis put the home-made crosses along the Skyway, close to the area where the Camp Fire started. 

But this isn't the first time he's done this. Zanis travels around the country to various locations affected by disasters and tragedies and puts up crosses like the ones along the Skyway for those who lost their lives. 

Similar displays were put up near the areas of the Las Vegas shooting and Parkland, Florida shooting, which were all created by Zanis. 

"I just want these family members to know that we care about what their name is," Zanis said. "It's not a number. You can see on these memorials that there is a name on there and age - these are people." 

Zanis said that it took him three days to get to Paradise from Chicago and after his interview with Action News Now he packed up his truck and is heading right back. 

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