Captain Emilio Carranza was a world-famous Mexican pilot, in the same league as Charles Linburg. In June of 2028, Emilio embarked on a goodwill trip to the United States, flying to Washington D.C., and then New York. Tragically, on July 12, 1928, on the return trip from New York to Mexico, his plane crashed in Tabernacle, New Jersey. Since then a memorial has been created in his honor in Wharton State Forest. It’s relatively easy to get to; just head take Rt. 206 to Medford Lakes Rd to Carranza Rd.
The monument stands in the middle of a forest clearing:
Each side of the monument features a unique message or design honoring Emilio or his heritage:
A photo of Emilio from an informational poster near the monument:
I visited the monument in July, and it was surrounded by many floral wreaths honoring Emilio: