Zanis says he tries to spend only a brief amount of time at the scenes of the tragedies, but he takes the time to meet with the victims’ families.
"I try to get in and out without crying," Zanis said. “This is the most beautiful area. It just reminds me of Bourbon Street."
Zanis, a carpenter who lives in Illinois, estimated he’d driven around 3,600 miles between his trips to Dayton and El Paso.