A tribute for Lisa Egan
Five years ago, on September 11th, a nightmare happened.
2,996 people were taken from this world.
Thinking back to that day, I remember the middle sis calling and saying that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Time stood still. I couldn't belive it. I drove to work and that day no work was done. We had a small TV and me and my office sat in front of it and watched coverage throughout the entire day. I didn't know anyone personally that worked in those buildings or lived in New York. My heart sank as I watched the buildings collapse and felt such sorrow for all those mothers, fathers, sister, brothers, and friends that were lost to so many families.
Five years later, the oldest sis told me of this tribute that was going on for the bloggers around the world and I immediately told her to sign me up.
My tribute is for Lisa Egan:
Cantor Fitzgerald was on the 101st-105th floors of One World Trade Center. They lost 658 employees, or about two-thirds of its workforce, in the September 11, 2001 attacks, considerably more than any other company.
One of their employees was Lisa Egan who was a human resources manager. She was there for four years, when she heard that there was a job opportunity for her sister, Samantha Egan, age 24. Sadly, both sisters lost their lives that day.
While researching Lisa's story, I found that she was an avid sports player, she enjoyed visiting her parents on Long Island and was loved by many family members and friends.
Her father David, in a tribute said, "I know that in the minutes after the plane hit their tower, Lisa and Samantha were together. They would have been seeking one another immediately.It would have been the first thing in their minds. 'Where is Samantha?' Lisa would have said. 'Where is Lisa?' Samantha would have thought. I know they are together."
Lisa was 31!. 31 years and old. So young and full of life. Her entire life ahead of her. She was taken from this place too soon by a ruthless senselss attack on innocent victims.
I wish it was different. I wished that Lisa was with her mother and father and brother. I wished a lot of things never happened that fateful day.
I'm not a very good writer and I hope if anyone who did know Lisa or Samantha personally knows that I did my best here. I do know that I won't forget Lisa's smiling face and will always remember her family and friends comments.
I will never forget...
Lisa Egan, age 31
Human resrouce manager, Cantor Fitzgerald
Loving daughter, sister, and friend.