20 years ago today, the American life was forever changed by the events of September 11, 2001. Hundreds of heroic first responders were among those who lost their lives that day. And to honor the brave people in our community who put their lives on the line every day in order to protect others, especially in the midst of wildfires and a pandemic, the Human Bean of Northern Colorado is saying 'thanks.'

If you're a firefighter, paramedic, police officer or any other kind of first responder in the Northern Colorado area, the Human Bean said via email announcement that you can get one free drink on Saturday. You must either be in uniform or bring your badge.

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado via email
The Human Bean of Northern Colorado via email

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado has several locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Lasalle and Evans.

Another way to honor Remembrance Day on Saturday is at RainDance in Windsor. The community is hosting the event from noon to 10 p.m. on September 11, with a moment of silence, F-16 flyover, 21 gun salute, patriotic fireworks show and more.

This fall, the Fritzler Farm Park's corn maze is also honoring the fallen. A popular fall destination for Northern Coloradans, the LaSalle corn maze will be made into a special design for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

See 20 Ways America Has Changed Since 9/11

For those of us who lived through 9/11, the day’s events will forever be emblazoned on our consciousnesses, a terrible tragedy we can’t, and won’t, forget. Now, two decades on, Stacker reflects back on the events of 9/11 and many of the ways the world has changed since then. Using information from news reports, government sources, and research centers, this is a list of 20 aspects of American life that were forever altered by the events of that day. From language to air travel to our handling of immigration and foreign policy, read on to see just how much life in the United States was affected by 9/11.

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