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Playgrounds to honor Connecticut victims in Sandy towns

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A bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting, in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Chalk Hill School in Monroe was overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

 


 


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's largest firefighter union is remembering the 26 victims of December's Connecticut school shooting by building a playground to honor each one in a community recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

New Jersey and New York each will each get 10 playgrounds. Connecticut will get six.

Firefighters' Mutual Benevolent Association president Bill Lavin says each playground will reflect the personality of the child or teacher for whom it's named. Grace McDonald's will be decorated with the peace signs she liked to draw.

Noah Pozner's parents say a playground is a fitting tribute. His will be in New York in the Rockaway section of Queens, where his grandfather lives.

The $2.1 million project is called The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play. Donations have been received to fund six playgrounds so far.


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