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Asia Cottom
American Airlines Flight 77

Age: 11
Student At Backus Elementary School In Wasington

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Jahmarr Scarlett

I actually entered the military on this Date to defend our country . I wish I had the honor and privilege of knowing this young lady as well as her family . As I stated so many times, it is unfair that society cannot humanely and diplomatically conclude their issues without the loss of innocent life . I've read this young lady's book. The parents have done and outstanding job. It is my prayer that God continuously blessed this family despite the loss of this young woman . I have tears flowing through my eyes because I just couldn't fathom the pain that must've transpired . But the Cottom Family brings me hope . I will fight for our children and guard them until the day that I am no longer on this earth . -Jahmarr


JACKIE JAMISON

10 YEARS LATER, AND MY HEART REMAINS HEAVY!!! ASIA MAY BE GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!! GOD HAS HER NOW.....SHE IS SAFE NOW!!!! THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER, KNOW THAT YOU (ASIA COTTOM FAMILY) ARE FOREVER IN MY PRAYERS!!!!


Gena Hood

Asia;
You are a beautful and intelligent young lady,whose life was tragically taken from this world!You are an inspiration to myself, and to all young people,you are a perfect example of what a little girl should be!!You remind me of my daughter so so much that it brings tears to my eyes!Mrs.Cottom you should be proud of Little Asia she is truley a "Hero". She an Angel in the sky.....Fly baby Fly.God bless you and the entire Cottom family.
LOVE,GENA HOOD(ONE LOVING MOTHER TO ANOTHER)


Gena

ASIA WAS AN ANGEL SENT FROM HEAVEN....I AM TRUELY TOUCHEDBY HER STORY SHE IS AN INSPIRATION NOT JUST TO ME BUT ALL AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG.SHE REMINDS ME OF MY DAUGHTER SO MUCH,I NEVER MET ASIA BUT I FEEL SO CONNECTED TO HER SOMEHOW.....HER PARENTS SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF HER.WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND AMBITIOUS YOUNG LADY SHE WAS.ASIA WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AS IF SHE WERE MINE!! GOD BLESS THE COTTOM FAMILY LOVE,
YOUR FREIND IN CHRIST......GENA


Gena

ASIA WAS AN ANGEL SENT FROM HEAVEN....I AM TRUELY TOUCHEDBY HER STORY SHE IS AN INSPIRATION NOT JUST TO ME BUT ALL AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG.SHE REMINDS ME OF MY DAUGHTER SO MUCH,I NEVER MET ASIA BUT I FEEL SO CONNECTED TO HER SOMEHOW.....HER PARENTS SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF HER.WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND AMBITIOUS YOUNG LADY SHE WAS.ASIA WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AS IF SHE WERE MINE!! GOD BLESS THE COTTOM FAMILY LOVE,
YOUR FREIND IN CHRIST......GENA


Dariusz Chorak

It flies from your tragic death two already ASIA. You was fine little girl who have fine dream but everything Barbarous Terrorist have gotten back. My heart there is at your family all the time. ASIA remain in my memory.
God bless The United State of America
Dariusz Chorak
Elblag - Poland - Europe


Thada Bornstein

Asia, I wish I had known you. I first saw your beautiful face on the wrong page of the newspaper, wrong because a young person should not have her short life summed up so early. But I didn't get the chance to know you, and I don't know the sum of your life. I just know that the shining brilliance of your smiling face touched me so very deeply and I will always remember you.
Lovingly,
Thada Bornstein
Silver Spring, Maryland


Scott

Asia was(is) the neice of a dear co-worker from my time stationed at the Pentagon/Navy Annex. Although I had vaguely knwon two of the victims (random chats at our children's daycare), I had never met young Asia but I succinctly recall her aunt speaking of her accomplishments that led up to her being honored with her ill-fated field trip. Out of all of the grief I had, none was more strong than that for her, considering the environment she was growing up in and all of her scholastic endeavors proving that she was better than that. I still keep in contact with her aunt. Although I never met you, Asia, I miss you.


Hillary

I also did not know you but at my school they were selling bracelets with the name and age of someone who died in the attacks and I found the name Asia Cottom. I realized she was only a few years younger than me so I bought the bracelet. I think it's really sad that people only 11 years old have died because of this. May her soul rest in peace.


Dariusz Chorak

I didn't know Asia Cottom on a personal level. I never met her in my life.God bless you Asia. My heart goes out to you at your loss. The world will be less because of your and our loss. I send you all my love and embrace you warmly.
Family ASIA , I can't imagine the loss you are feeling right now. May God's love bring peace to you and your family through these hard times. ASIA remain in my memory.

Dariusz Chorak Elblag - Poland


David

I didn't know Asia Cottom on a personal level. I never met her in my life. I lost my mom in the September 11 attack, and she was aboard the same flight as Asia. I saw Asia's entry, and a photo of a young, smiling girl. Shemade me realize how personal the attack was. Everyone was talking about how many children were without parents--but what about the families that no longer have their children? There were four children on the flight, none of them were with thier parents. That means there are four grieving families who are without a child. That is so horrible. All I can say is that I hope young Asia didn't suffer. That whatever death was brough onto her was peaceful and painless. That wherever she is now, she is with people who love her. I am keeping Asia in my prayers with my mom and everyone else affected by the attack. God Bless.


matthew cottom

when i heard of the crashes, i began to look for names i knew. i found none, but i noticed that your last name was the same as mine, a uncommon family name in this country. i looked closer, a young child, a love for nature, a girl living a dream, taking a flight to california to be in the middle of the web of life. you reminded me of what i loved when i was young -- flowing water, flying birds, fish, blue skies and seagulls. it is so horrible you were taken from us. i cannot bear your fear and this is what i pray for. i pray your young soul is free from fear and i pray you are playing with the animals you dreamed of. i know god is taking care of you, so now i dream for your family and friends. i pray for those who knew you and loved you. i pray for their pain, and i pray that god will comfort their souls as god has comforted yours.