We are a team of committed American citizens who understand that you can't be a part of the solution unless you're a part of the process.
Please join us to walk in Washington, DC on Jan 20, 2018 to deliver 2,000 crosses which will symbolize that our American loved ones are never forgotten. We honor our fellow Americans. This is a vigil to promote unity; it is not political.
Executive Staff Member of Crosses for the Lost: America Not Forgotten, Tao Martinez has also lost his brother, Yari to an act of violence two years ago.
"It's important that no one feels that they're alone in supporting a loved one lost to violence," Martinez added. "We're lifting the nation and providing a community of support and inspiration to show that healing is possible."
The trio uses an unparalleled support, intervention, and prevention model of to tackle violence before it starts. The Aurora, Illinois-based organization uses solution oriented and inspiring messages to reduce violence and crime, nationally.
"The walk serves to remember and memorialize the victims and support the families and friends they left behind," explained Renteria.
Schedule of Events:
The event will kick-off with a pre-walk meeting at 9:00 a.m. in front of the white, handmade crosses in memory of individuals all across America who lives' were cut short by violence
Noon: Prayer with Reverend Dan Hass
Pledge of Allegiance, TBD
Speaker Representative from Victim Family:
Beth Nemo (mother of Rachel Joey Scott)
Tao Martinez (brother of Yari Martinez)
Dedicated Song: Never Forgotten (Alee Torres)
Guest Speaker: Robert Renteria Civic Leader & International Award Winning Latino Author
/ Prevention over Intervention
My name is Greg Zanis. I am a carpenter by trade. Since 1997, I've constructed and placed over 20,000 white wooden crosses and other memorials for the public and the families of crime victims as well as accident victims.
Dedicated Song: Never Forgotten
Alee Speaks about Never Forgotten
From the Barrio to the Board Room Tedx Talk by Robert Renteria
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Principal, Teacher & Students using Barrio
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Greg Zanis is Going To Put Up Crosses For The Texas Church Shooting
Putting Up Crosses For The Las Vegas Victims
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Chicago Play Inspiring Hope, Dreams Among Chicago's Youth
Crime Scene Cleanup
Stop the Violence