WATERTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP)The 26th and final playground built in memory of the Newtown school shooting victims has opened in Connecticut.

Volunteers and relatives of Dawn Hochsprung gathered in Watertown on Sunday to dedicate the playground in her honor. Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she, 20 first-graders and five other educators were shot to death in December 2012.

There are now playgrounds for each of the 26 victims. They were built under the Sandy Ground Project, which constructed them in areas of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Hochsprung’s daughter Erica Smegielski told WFSB-TV the playground is a fitting tribute to her mother and her grandchildren live only minutes away.

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