Class, This discussion will revolve around September 11th, 2001, and the reaction

Class, 
This discussion will revolve around September 11th, 2001, and the reaction to that day. You will watch several videos below. One is by President Bush, and the another provides a discussion of one of the most iconic photographs taken of that tragic day. Over 6,000 people were injured, and 2,996 died that day in New York City, The Greater Washington D.C. area, and Pennsylvania, making it the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history. Therefore, to better understand the human tragedy of this moment, two videos are also included and are the last known recordings of victims Brian Sweeney and Kevin Cosgrove, who died that day. It is easy to get lost in the statistics and controversies of that day and what followed, but I hope you all understand these people lived, breathed, laughed, cried, and died; things we all, as humans, do. Over the last several weeks, you all have studied and discussed human beings who now are in your historical memory, and those memories will provide the future a representation of them, the past, and what matters to us. This event taught me to investigate things deeper as they are not always what they seem and live and love while I can because life is indeed fleeting, as history has shown us. 

Transcript of video: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911addresstothenation.htm
“The Falling Man”WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THEMSELVES DISTRESSED BY THE FOLLOWING RECORDING

Brian David Sweeney was a passenger on Flight 175, one of the planes hijacked by terrorists on 9/11 and flown into the World Trade Centre’s South Tower. He left a voicemail for his wife Julie that day. In the message, you can hear Brian telling his wife that he loved her and urging her to “go have good times.”
WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THEMSELVES DISTRESSED BY THE FOLLOWING RECORDING

Kevin Cosgrove, a 45-year-old father-of-three, was still on the phone to emergency services when the South Tower collapsed. His frightened phone call ends abruptly. Screams and the sound of debris falling can be heard as the call cuts off.
WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THEMSELVES DISTRESSED BY THE FOLLOWING RECORDING