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First of 26 Newtown Memorial Playgrounds Opens

iStockphoto(SEA BRIGHT, N.J.) -- The first of 26 planned memorial playgrounds in honor of each of the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting was unveiled in Sea Bright, N.J. on Saturday.

The playgrounds are part of “The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play,” which is spearheaded by New Jersey's Firefighter's Mutual Benevolent Association. They are building the playgrounds both to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, and to help revive communities that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

More playgrounds are planned in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut communities that are still recovering from the hurricane.

The playground that opened Saturday in Sea Bright honors special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy.

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