Eamon J. McEneaney - 2996 TributeEamon J. McEneaney was a hero in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC). Eamon led 63 people to safety down 105 flights of stairs, his wife Bonnie McEneaney has recounted. Eamon was not an ordinary man he was an extraordinary gentlman. On September 11th 2001 Eamon was again working in the WTC, but this time there would be no exit for Eamon to lead people to safety...
Eamon is part of the 2996 Tribute where bloggers are paying Tribute on their blogs to the hero's who were involved with the September 11th terrorist attacks. Click any of the images on this post to visit the other Tributes.
Bonnie McEneaney met her husband, who was born in Rockville Centre and grew up in Elmont, when they were both students at Cornell University. "There was a streaking," she said. "I met him in a bar. He was wearing a towel and I said, 'I like your outfit.'"
A quote by Bonnie:
"I want you to remember something Eamon always preached to me," Bonnie McEneaney said. "Every hour, every minute, every second of your lives is a precious gift. Don't put off too long those things that you want to do. Make sure your priorities are correct and realize what is really important with your life now. Every single day, celebrate life.
And may the light of Eamon always live on in our hearts."
A book of poems by Eamon entitled "A Bend in the Road" is available.
All proceeds from "A Bend in the Road" will go to Irish literature programs at Cornell and the lecture series. It can be ordered by calling 1 (800) 431-1579 or at www.book.clearinghouse.com.
Messages in a bottle from Eamon:
To my family
My thoughts are uncontrollable,
as they seem to create tears,
And I know I love you.
The family grows old and dusty,
death lurks at each corner of our lives.
The clock on my wall smiles,
it is patient.
I bless the fractional moment on earth that we
have touched together.
If nothing more,
Have made me love.
By: Eamon McEneaney
A poem he wrote to his wife ends:
... the end
is a bend in the road
that we'll never find,
a death I will always
defend you from.