Retired Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Tony Bateman holds his niece, Lila Grace Nobles, 3, after helping place 2,997 “Flags of Remembrance”, at Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte, N.C., in honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event is sponsored by the Firefighter Steven Coakley Foundation, in memory of Coakley a New York City firefighter who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Chuck Burton / AP
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