HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As a day of remembrance spread across the country for the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, many are wondering if people have forgotten about the tragedy.
A new poll finds that 41 percent of Americans think the answer is yes, and that's up from 36 percent last year.
That same survey found that only 14 percent of citizens think America has changed for the better since the 9/11 attacks.
That is significantly lower compared to January in 2002, where 61 percent of citizens thought their country had changed for the better.
But the poll numbers didn't stop people in Hawaii from remembering their loved ones.
Honolulu police, firefighters, and EMS workers all gathered at Tamarind Park on Thursday afternoon to honor those who lost their lives.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell also praised the work those emergency responders do every day and risking their lives for our safety.