Impact from 9/11 still felt a decade later

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WASHINGTON (AP) ? The significance of Sept. 11 has not waned for many Americans, even a decade after the attacks.

A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds more Americans now say Sept. 11 had an impact on their lives than said so five years ago ? 57 percent compared with 50 percent in 2006.

As the 10th anniversary approaches, the horror that unfolded in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., still evokes a stir of emotions ? from anger at so many innocent lives lost to pride in the heroes who emerged on hijacked planes, in the rubble of fallen skyscrapers and at a shattered Pentagon.

Lisa Schmidt of Vancouver, Wash., says she thinks about 9/11 “just about every day” and almost every time she sees a plane.