Cranford’s 86

What is the Cranford86 project and what was our inspiration in starting it?

At our Cranford Memorial park there stands a granite monument with 86 names of Cranford Hometown heroes. Heroes in every sense of the word, these men left the comforts of home in our lovely town to answer a call to duty; each one paid the highest price a person can pay in defense of freedom for a country that they never would return to.

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Alan M. Okell

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Commemorative Booklet of Cranford’s 86 Available

We are now in our second year as we move towards our goal of telling the stories and unveiling the faces of the 86 men behind the bronze plaques at Memorial Park. If you want to receive the 36-page full-color commemorative booklet containing the stories told so far, or if you are interested in sponsoring one of the upcoming hero’s banners, please contact me at or 908-908-447-6511.