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September 08, 2016
Asia you were a strong and smart girl.
September 06, 2016
I think about Asia this time every year. Of all the people who passed away that day, hers was the hardest.

Prayers to you and family.
September 02, 2016
To the Mr and Mrs.Cottom i think your child was a wonderful child. i give you all my respect to you.
September 14, 2015
May God continue to bless you and your family. The death of a loved one is never easy so I pass forward my condolences to your family. Your daughter would be so proud of her family. God bless x
September 12, 2014
To the Cotton family and friends,
I never met Asia but still remember her from time to time --especially when I see things about the oceans in National Geographic. We will never know what your bright Asia might have done for the world.
September 12, 2014
To the Cottom Family,

I thought of little Asia on yesterday. I remembered that morning so vividly, desperately trying to reach my own daughter at school that morning. Dear Asia, I will never forget that you are gone, but will remember that you lived. You left the world while embarking on joyous journey. The journey took a much different route than anyone could have imagined. But thanks be to God that there are precious memories to cherish. May those memories in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved you sustain them until you are reunited.

I pray that God continues to bless the Cottom family.
September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014
September 12, 2013
I never met her, but am friends with the in-laws of a distant cousin. I often think of what a beautiful young woman little Asia would have most likely become. A 20-something, attending her fall semester classes at a university, most likely taking advantage of the many opportunities afforded to her.

Unfortunately, we all were robbed of her greatness. Thankfully, she was spared the witness of continued cruelties of this world, and is enjoying peace and safety in heaven with a loving God.

Family, please know that you are in my prayers, and I won't forget your precious jewel, Asia Cottom. God bless you.
September 12, 2013
Just wanted you to know I was thinking of the family. Sorry were not close in body but know always in spirit. Lewis Cottom Sr ' daughter
September 11, 2013
September 11, 2013

We loved seeing your face at our bball games. Your dad was a great guy and forever changed our lives and our hearts. Every year I take a moment of silence and think about the impact of your passing and how it brought us all together even closer. You and your family will forever be in our prayers and our hearts.


-Backus Middle School Class of 2002
June 14, 2013
rest in peace u dont need to be in heaven at 11 baby
May 13, 2013
my deep solidarity with the Cottom family over loss of this sweet Christian girl! as another Christian girl born in 1990 it makes me sad to see this girl lost in such a way. remember that she is now in Heaven with Jesus!
September 26, 2012
To Asia's Family,
I was in the first graduating class of Bertie Backus Jr. High School -- many years before it became the middle school Asia attended. As someone who grew up in the neighborhood, and has now returned there, I cannot pass the school building without thinking of the beautiful young girl who had just started school there, and obviously had such a bright future before her. Still, it was all God's plan, as he had another purpose, a higher purpose for Asia. Although I cannot even fathom the pain that never leaves you, and the emptiness you must feel every day, take comfort in knowing that Asia rests with God now, and He will continue to be your Great Comforter.
September 11, 2012
Asia,I did not know you,but you will always be in my heart and memories.I will never forget that beartiful smile of yours.I hope every school child is taught about you,so that the world will never forget.God bless your family.
September 11, 2012
Hey Asia I Didn't Really Get To Know You But I Have Heard So Much About You. Everytime September 11 Come Around for The Past Two Years I Seem To Think About You ! I Know Of You Through Your Wonderful Father && Mother, Sometimes I Even Wish You were Still Here So The Basketball Team Could've Met You.. My Heart && Sympathy Goes Out To Your Parents..
July 12, 2012
My heart still aches for the families who lost loved ones that day. I will never forget you, and I pray for you daily. Love from Texas
September 12, 2011
Asia, I wish my students and I had gotten the chance to know you as we should have exploring the Channel Islands together. I will never forget you or those who perished with you that awful day. Now I am certain you are a little Angel looking down upon us and I shall one day meet you in Heaven and finally get to know you. Your memory inspired me to be better teacher and continues to inspire me to be a better, more tolerant, more patient, more compassionate person. My heart will never stop aching for your parents.
September 11, 2011
Every time I think of Sept. 11, I think of Asia Cottom. Her story resonates with me, I was a teacher in DCPS when this tragedy occurred. Everytime I ride down South Dakota Ave. and pass Backus MS, I think of your daughter, her teacher, and classmates whose lives were tragically taken. Your daughter will always be remembered and now as I have an 11 yr old myself, I think of the pain you must have felt losing her at such a young age. You are forever in my prayers, may God bless you !
September 07, 2011
Asia you're always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!!
August 30, 2011
I still have a vivid memory of Asia with me at Backus. She was always sweet. May God bring you Peace Mr.Cottom, your baby girl is resting in the arms of the lord.

God bless you your wife and son.
August 28, 2011
To the family of Asia, we think of your daughter everyday. Our son (Trevor)after this tragity happened wanted a memorial bracelet in honor of someone who passed. He chose Asia, she was the same age as him. It has been almost 10 years and he has never taken it off. He as well as our family are reminded of your sweet girl everytime we see his memorial bracelet. It breaks our heart, however we wanted you to know that our family has kept your daughter close to our heart. I don't believe my son will ever take off his braclet, it's stainless steal and engraved with Asia's information. He wears it with so much pride and love in his heart. God Bless. The Haney Family
August 23, 2011
To Asia's family...
Asia was a great person and will remain in the hearts of loved ones forever. I wish my deepest smyphathy to you ... Keep her memory alive and never forget what a beautiful daughter you have...
August 22, 2011
You are deeply missed and loved, but I know you are in a much better place.....
September 13, 2010
To the family of this sweet, sweet girl, please know that your precious flower is still in my thoughts these 9 years later. I still pray for your family and think of Asia often. Take care and be well.
September 13, 2010
may you rest in peace.
September 12, 2010
September 11, 2010
You should be a 20-year old college student contemplating how you'll save the world when you graduate. We'll never know what we lost when you and your young friends were taken from us. I can only imagine the sense of excitement with which you boarded your plane for an adventure that was not to be. In hopes that other students might remember you, I dedicated a school book about geography to you. May those who remember you follow your dream. May those who miss you receive the strength to live with the unexplainable. I will always remember you.
September 11, 2010
May the Lord continue to watch over you.
May His love sustain you and grant you peace. Remembering your Asia today with love.
August 31, 2010
To Angel Asia. They say the Lord makes no mistakes and I must believe in that in order to understand why you were taken so soon. My God grant your family and friends the peace and serenity they seek and provide them with the strength to understand things they cannot change. Your memories are precious and no one can take that away. May God be with you all. Asia, you are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
April 18, 2010
Asia's Family,
May you receive peace and comfort kowing that others care and will never forget this tragedy. Asia was taken too soon from this life, but no one can take her from her eternal life, and no harm can ever come to her again. God be with you.
September 13, 2009
Soon, dear little Asia, there will be no more tears, no more pain, no more sorrow, no more war, no more hate. This is the eternal promise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We'll see you very soon. Wait for us.
September 11, 2009
Dear Asia's family,

May the Lord send His Holy Spirit to comfort you and give you peace. As a mother and grandmother, my heart grieves for your lost. I pray for a complete healing and that you will remember Asia with fondness. I pray that you can celebrate Asia's life and receive comfort from the Lord on this day.
September 11, 2009
Dear Asia's Family,
As we remember what happened on this day 8 yrs ago, I look at my son who is 9 yrs old I can't imagine the pain you have experienced. My heart breaks for your darling Asia, as a mother I pray for you and your love ones may God find it in your hearts to heal with every fond memory. God Bless you darling Asia may God keep you safe and loved...
September 11, 2009
Still in my thoughts. You are never forgotten.
September 11, 2009
Dear Asia,

I'll always keep you in my thoughts, you are one of God's angels.
September 11, 2009
Dear Asia,
Thinking again of you today!
Kelly Brewer
September 10, 2009
I am so very sorry for your lost. I'm a middle school teacher at an American school in Okinawa, Japan. I'll share Asia's story today in memory of her and all those who are no longer with us. From what I've read about Asia, her family and all who knew her were blessed. I hope those blessings continue for all those left behind. Today we mourn your loss but celebrate Asia's life. Asia is an example of the best in our children and she did give much in way of encouragement to others. Her story is a beautiful one.
August 06, 2009
dear Asia i remeber the good times we shared together at school i remeber your beautiful smile and how it lit the whole room up you was a shinning star for us and i must say you will forever be missed iand down here we missed you and to her father mr cottom stay strong because she is in a better place now
May 25, 2009
It's been 10 years since the 9/11 but we must never forget the victims of it.
Asia is now at peace and will always be with you
i'm so so so sorry
God bless you.
March 21, 2009
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!!
March 08, 2009
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
December 31, 2008
Mr. Cottom,
May God continue to bless and strengthen you and your family.

Backus student
December 18, 2008
Words can not express my deep sorrow, as I sit at my desk working, I just can not imagine what you went through and going through. My son at the time was also in Elementary and I can not even breathe when I read about the Children of 9/11 I know that God himself came down from Heaven to Hold each and every child. Please Keep your child smile and laughter in your heart and God will heal your HURT.
December 05, 2008
I have found our Cottom family tree going back at least 400 years in England.
November 14, 2008
October 28, 2008
Hello to the family again. Once again I wanted you all to know that Asia is still in my thoughts and your family are still in my prayers. It's amazing how someone you never met can still touch your heart and you can never forget them. I will continue to pray for your family and will never forget your precious angel. My best to all of you.
September 14, 2008
I still remember seeing you walking down the hallway at Bunker Hill smiling and being your goofy self....And i know your still smiling looking down, you will never be forgotten, i just hope you save me a spot next to you when i get up there.
September 11, 2008
To the family of Asia Cottom:
Asia gave the ultimate sacrifice at such a young age and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
September 11, 2008
may God bless and keep you.
I will not forget.
September 11, 2008
Asia's candle is shining bright always in our heart and mind. I know it seems more on this day, but it is every day. I am Lewis H. Cottom Sr. daughter.
September 11, 2008
My daughter has a 9 11 bracelet with Asia's name on it. They are the same age. We hope that your happy memories of this awesome child have brought you some peace. I saw via her website that you have established a scholarship fund in Asia's name.

Know that she is thought of often and will never be forgotten.

She is resting in peace.

God Bless her and her family.
July 22, 2008
I will never forget the times we spent at Bunker Hill together, you are always in my heart. One day we will be alongside together in heaven... You will never leave my side, i still feel presence.... I can see why God wanted you closer, you were an angel here, I cant imagine the wonders you are doing now... Love you... Miss you... I assumed you reached a better place...
April 19, 2008
To the family of beautiful angel Asia Cottom, I will never forget.
Asia you are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
March 17, 2008
I can't amagine the pain of losing a loved one especially so young. There is so much they havent seen or known. It was such a horrible thing to take the lives of inisent people. I hope that the rest of your likes are filled with joy and happiness.
January 30, 2008
To this day, I didn't realize that there were so many younger lives taken on Sept. 11th. I'll never forget that day or this name since my daughter name is Asia. May GOD bless the family and friends of Asia.
December 26, 2007
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
December 03, 2007
Dear Cotton Family,
Good Night God Bless to your daughter and our thoughts with you.
October 18, 2007
I live in England and share the same surname, though I don't know if our families are related. I hope the entries in this book help in cherishing her memory. It is heartbreaking to think of the loss of your daughter, but may her family take strength from all the thoughts of friends around the world.
October 18, 2007
To the Cottom family, although I did not know Asia, I did go to high school with her dad Clifton. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I can only imagine what you are going thru, especially when the anniversary comes year after year. This year marks the 6th year that your little angel was taken from you. But I know that the God we serve is a Mighty God and He is constantly giving you the strength to make make it thru each and everyday. There are good days and bad. May God continue to Bless each and every one of you. Love you all.
October 16, 2007
September 14, 2007
Hello again. Just wanted the family to know that I still have not forgotten about Asia. I think of her often. My deepest love and prayers are still with you all. My God give you peace at this difficult time of year, the anniversary of the tradgedy. Stay strong.
September 13, 2007
She would be my age this year, seventeen. The tears are flowing as I write. I never knew her, but I will always remember. May peace be with her and her family forever.

With love, sadness, and hopes for peace,
September 12, 2007
I just realized how little I know the victims of 9/11. I assumed there were children involved, but could not fathom the thought. Like my daughter, Alexandrya, who was killed in a car accident in 2004 - I WILL NEVER FORGET THE CHILDREN!
September 11, 2007
I just want to extend my deepest condolences and just wanted to let you and your family know that I love you all and stay strong. She sounds like she was an amazing young lady. Hold your heads up, and you are right there is no price for your princess. You are in my prayers and may God continue to bless your family.
September 11, 2007
I heard about your family today on the radio "TJMS", and I was struck with somber silence.
I have a son who is scheduled to be deployed to Iraq on Sept. 28 and my wife and I, as well as he, are inflicted with fear and apprehension
Whatever strength you draw upon to go on with your lives. Please share this insight with us as, I am Scared.
My thoughts are with your family and so are my prayers.
September 11, 2007
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cottom
I heard your interview this morning. As a mother myself my heart truly goes out to you and your family. My husband and I are both Active duty sailors and stories like this is what keeps us going each and every day. We strive to make this world a safer place. Please accept this cyber hug from us and May God continue to give you peace that surpasses all your understanding.

God Bless
The Williams Familly
September 09, 2007
In memory..
August 07, 2007
As a mother of 4, I can't nor do I want to know the feeling that the family most feel. Even after so many years, it still saddens me to see this. My heart goes out to you all. Best wishes, and all the love I could send.
August 03, 2007
Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
August 02, 2007
your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers
July 06, 2007
In memory....
June 09, 2007
Always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
April 25, 2007
My name is Gena Hood and I came across Asia's name from victims 9/11..and every since i have been obsessed with her story i was truley moved to tears,she reminds me of my daughter so so much.My heart goes out to you Mrs.Cottom from one Loving Mother to Another!! Ihave a 2 year old son and when we came across Lil Asia's picture for the first time he replied"Cierra" he thoght Asia was his sister..I immediatley felt a lump in my heart,from that point i made a connection with Asia.Whenever i see an airplane in the sky i think of her,i have a angel that says"God bless America" in her Honor.Asia has her wings baby fly.She will always be in my thoughts as well as the rest of the Cottom family.
April 22, 2007
April 10, 2007
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
December 05, 2006
To The Family,
I truly hope you feel the power of love generated from all the people who wish you well. Take everything a day at a time and make it a masterpiece because Asia would want you to do it that way. Stay strong and remember all of us who pray and care for your family. God Bless.
November 11, 2006
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

November 09, 2006
Hello again. I signed this guest book years ago when the tradgedy first happened. I just wanted the family to know that I have NEVER forgotten Asia. She is still in my thoughts these many years later. My thoughts and prayers are with you the family and her friends. In my heart, all the way in New Jersey, she will always be. My love to you all.
October 30, 2006
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
October 23, 2006
To Michelle Cottom,
I am a mother who would like to reach out to you and share from my heart something that is deeper than the Nile River. I WILL NEVER FORGET ASIA!! Your family is loved and I pray everyday for all of you. I know Asia's brother misses her too I saw you and your family in Ebony Magazine a couple of years ago. Mr. Cottom stay strong also. Remember this is all in God's time not ours. I'm here in Chicago but because I'm so far away don't think we have forgotten, that will never happen. May God continue to provide you with strength during hard times and remember Asia is still with you in a different way. I know you understand (smile).
October 20, 2006
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
September 14, 2006
I always pray for her...
and I remember for ever about this tragedy
September 11, 2006
We will NOT forget! I pray God will bless your family! I saw the testimony of your mother on the christian channel. I was blessed by watching it. It is devastating to see any life lost, but such a young life is hard to understand. God bless.
September 10, 2006
All lost on that awful day breaks my heart...God bless all...God bless Asia
September 10, 2006
August 02, 2006
Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
May 30, 2006
To Angel Asia,
You are always on my mind, and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
May 16, 2006
Even though I never knew her, I think of Asia every day.

Her memory inspires me to help others, so that I can help to make the world a better place for every child.
May 06, 2006
I am so sorry for the loss of beautiful Asia. May we never forget those lives lost! My prayers are with you and my heart is broken with yours.
March 27, 2006
To Asia: many blessings for peace in Heaven. Much love to your family.
February 16, 2006
To Asia's family - today my daughter (who is about the same age as Asia would have been) stood at Ground Zero and said a prayer for Asia.(They are on a field trip.) My daughter has Asia's 9/11 bracelet and prays for her often.

I hope as the years have passed that you have found peace in your happy memories of your sweet girl.

Gone..but never to be forgotten.

Rest in peace Asia.
February 01, 2006
Time doesn't change a thing, my feelings are still the same. Asia you are always on my mind and forever in my heart. God Bless The Cottom Family.
January 12, 2006
may god bless you and your family .

to the family when times get hard just look to the sky ..
January 05, 2006
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
November 28, 2005
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
October 06, 2005
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
September 11, 2005
To the Parents of Asia,
My heart goes out to you.I have a daughter, and I can't imagine what you went through. You are in my prayers.
September 05, 2005
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!
August 26, 2005
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
July 30, 2005
You blessed brave angel, I will never forget you. God bless your parents and I hope they have some sort of peace.
July 20, 2005
You will always have a place in my heart even though I didn't know you. may god bless your soul.
July 16, 2005
To Asia,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
June 16, 2005
Michelle- This is your cousin Tila from Uniontown, Pa. I haven't got a chance to express my condolences and sympathy for the loss of Asia. It's been a long time since I seen you and Asia in D.C. when I was there visiting in 1998. My prays go out to you and your husband. Love Ya
June 02, 2005
To The Family of Asia,
May Asia's memories be the light that guides you during times of sadness. God Bless You.
May 02, 2005
I am journeying through each of the tributes to those whose lives were tragically cut short that fateful day. It's just my way of letting the families know that the lives of lost ones in some ways continues to influence others. I offer my prayers to your family.
April 13, 2005
You are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!!
March 19, 2005
To Angel Asia,
There are people all over the world who care so much for you,
In my heart you see that love and you know what I say is true.
May God continue to bless your family and give them the strength they need,
I'll continue to pray for them and from pain I pray they will always be free.
As you and I both know Asia, your memories will provide them peace.
May God Be With You All..

Much Love,
February 11, 2005
To Angel Asia,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
January 04, 2005
To the Family of Asia,
Holidays can be a difficult time for the family of someone who is missed and loved so much. Please remember you are not alone and my prayers are with you. Asia is with you always! Never forget, I won't!
December 13, 2004
To The Family of Asia,
May God bring you strength during times of darkness. Asia, you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!
November 11, 2004
Memories are priceless treasures that last forever. Asia you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
October 30, 2004
To Asia,
You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!! Continued love to the family and friends of this angel.
October 17, 2004
Our prayers go out to you and your family we have 5 children of our own and to hear of something this terrible we just want to say to you to stay strong and we know she is in the safe arms of GOD now so she is ok and we will be praying for you and your family to stay strong and always trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding everything is gonna be o.k. and our hearts will always be with you and your family we love you and may GOD truly bless you and keep you strong


Mr. and Mrs. Washington and Family
of Chicago,Illinois
September 24, 2004
To The Family of Asia,
I read an article in Ebony about your family right after this tragedy. No one will ever know the amount of pain you have experienced even though we feel some too. It was refreshing to read that you are a very spiritual family and I hope you still keep the faith, even during times of darkness. Whether you know it or not Asia has changed the lives of many people. She makes a difference to me and many others. Always keep her memories fresh and never forget those wonderful times. Those experiences are priceless and there are many others who don't know what that kind of love is like because their lives are so different. You are truly blessed and I'm sure you know it. But please, never forget, I know I won't! Asia, you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!
September 11, 2004
It's a shame that the world will never know what it missed out on.
September 09, 2004
Dear Cottom Family,
I chose to remember three names from that day. Your daughter was one of them because of her apparent exuberance. I hope that my own children have that in their character. She is not forgotten. I just wanted to let you know. She is in my prays. Kelly Brewer
September 01, 2004
I first learned of Asia Cottom when I lived in Olympia Washington. I was attending Church one sunday and there was a lot of 9-11 t-shirts, posters, and buttons provided by the "Hope in action" group and there was a little pile of tan cards with the names of all the angels that fell that day with a sign next to them saying "make loving acts of kindness every day in someones memorie" and so I was drawn to this card with Asia Cottom's name on it and from that day on she has been in my every thought, every time I provide an act of kindness and she and her family are in my prayers often. Every September 11 I light many candles and decorate the side walks around me with side walk chalk and I always write Asia's name and for God to bless her and her family on the side walk as well.
August 04, 2004
To The Family of Asia,
She was a gift sent from above who gave your family eternal love, her light will shine in your hearts forever and remember that one day you will all be together. God Bless You All!
July 09, 2004
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!
June 21, 2004
The pain is still there as if it were yesterday. May God give your family light during times of darkness. Asia, you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!
May 19, 2004
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
April 09, 2004
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
March 09, 2004
To Angel Asia,
I will never forget when I read an article in the Ebony magazine about your family. I know how hurt I was when God called you Home, but nothing could compare to the pain I saw in the eyes of your mother, father and brother. Reading about all the things you did in your eleven years has really inspired me and I am 41 years old. Your faith was astounding and you were only 11. Thanks to you, faith has been instilled in me and I will meet you at the crossroads of Heaven one day my child and thank you for a gift that no one on this earth could have given me.
February 26, 2004
Dear Asia,

May God bring your family strength during their time of pain.
February 13, 2004
May your spirit continue to bring happiness and joy to those who bask in the goodness of your memory. Asia, you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
January 12, 2004
May God keep you and your Family you are in my Thoughts and Prayers
December 24, 2003
To The Family of Asia, May God Bless You and Keep You.
December 24, 2003
Have a Merry Christmas in Heaven with the Angles , you are in my prayers
December 15, 2003
May God Contiue to Bless you and your Family you are in my thoughts and prayers
December 09, 2003
Always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
November 06, 2003
To Angel Asia,
Always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!
October 05, 2003
To the Cottom Family,
I know nothing I say can ease your pain, please know that you are not alone I am someone who will never forget. When children are called Home by God it is so hard for us and it hurts so much. The pain is unbearable and will not go away. If I feel this much pain I can't imagine what you are feeling. I know Asia's brother and other family and friends still hurt. I pray that God will bring you all peace and may Asia's spirit erase some of that pain. God Be With You and Bless You All.
September 12, 2003
May God Bless you and your family and are in my prayers.
September 12, 2003
Asia, I'm sorry you never got to see all the good life can bring. After 2 years I still cry for all the innocence lost. Watch over your family and keep guiding them always.
September 11, 2003
To Asia's family: I do not know you all personally but I do say a prayer daily for all those that lost their lives on this tragic day 2 years ago. Remember that God has her safe in his arms and she is with you daily! God Bless!
September 11, 2003
Family be strong in the Lord. You
love her but God loves her most.
September 11, 2003
she is with angels now. she left this earth for a reason. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILAY ASIA. may god keep your family safe.
September 11, 2003
I was only 11 two years ago when 9-11 happened...I didn't know Asia persanelly, but I know as a 11 year old, I would have been terrifed myself....I am now 13...I am sorry that Asia didn't get to live and see what a good life she could have had...God Bless you....
September 11, 2003
i am so sorry for ur lost GOD BLESS THE USA
September 11, 2003
To Asia's Family & Friends,

Asia was a beautiful child who is now a beautiful angel in Heaven looking over all of us. My thoughts are prayers are with you always.
September 11, 2003
Asia,'s been 2 years since that fateful day that you left this place to go to a far more peaceful, loving, beautiful place. Even though you were only here for a short period of time, the time that you were here, you have touched many hearts. I wish I could have met you...but I know one day I will met you and maybe we can do some cheers together (smile). Continue to smile & watch over us.
September 11, 2003
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
September 11, 2003
I didn't know Asia, but it's really sad and hurtful to me that one of DC's Finest Children (DCFC) are now floating in the soft, warm arms of GOD. She will be missed by Washington DC truly. I pulled over today after dropping my children off to school and cried for her and others family. GOD Bless your family ASIA....DC loves you baby.
September 11, 2003
Dear Family and Friends of Asia.
As we are here once again on the
anniversary of that horrid day in
2001, our hearts ache for the tragedies that occurred. So many
individuals were taken before their
How we all hope for peace in your
hearts as well as for our country.
May God Bless you and your family and may you all know that my family
is praying for you every day.
September 10, 2003
jesus loves the little children all the children of the world they are red and yellow black and white they are precious in his sight jesus loves the little children of the world
September 06, 2003
Why Lord? Why the children? I know I will get my answer when my days are over. Until then, Asia you are always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
September 03, 2003
As the mother of two sweet babies I now realize that children are a very beautiful and precious gift from God. They are sweet and innocent as I'm sure little Asia was. May God watch over her parents and family and friends for all eternity. She is being prayed for by a mother in New York.
August 01, 2003
My pain is still the same and my heart and soul still ache. I know you are an angel of God but for my own selfish reasons I still wish you were here. God wanted you with Him and you have to move on to your next mission. Until I see you at the crossroads of Heaven, I will pray for your family and pray that God brings them strength.
July 14, 2003
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!
June 17, 2003
To The Family of Asia,
Remember that you will be with Asia one day, but at this moment she is on a mission from God. We don't know what that mission is at this time, but in due time you will know. Until then, dwell in the fond memories and joy she brought to everyone while here on earth. Have faith and know that Asia's spirit is still with you.
May 23, 2003
To the Family of Asia,
I pray during this Memorial Day Weekend that the memories of Asia will bring you joy and laughter. May God bring you all strength during times of weakness. Asia's spirit will be with you always and when God calls you Home you will reunite and join in His Heavenly mission. To Asia; You will never be forgotten Little Angel. You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!
May 01, 2003
I was thinking about you again little angel. We know God called you home because He needed you to begin your mission in Heaven, but for our own selfish reasons it hurts us very much that you had to go home. You will never be forgotten little angel. Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
February 13, 2003
To Angel Asia,
You are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART. May God grant your family peace during times that are the hardest. I'll see you at the crossroads Angel Asia.
January 16, 2003
Another year, another tear, another day for me to pray, for you will always be on my mind and forever in my heart!
January 08, 2003
To Asia's family and friends. Although I have not had the pleasure to meet Asia personally I feel like I know her. Which I do. My heart has met hers through the heart of her father. Being a co-worker of her father I know that she was a very special person. There is not a day that goes by that Asia does not show up through conversation. I pray for the family and friends that you be comforted to know that Asia is in a much better place where she can carry out her responsibilities to the Lord without the hinderence of everyday life.
January 01, 2003
Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!
December 29, 2002
Asia Cottom, still loved, and still missed, and we still know that we will see you again...Thank You Lord for little Asia Cottom, and for her family..The hand of Satan captured four planes one day..but the Hand of God brought our loved ones right to Heaven. "I will never leave you, I will never abandon you" Hebrews chapter 13 verse 5b
December 13, 2002
Dear Asia's family and friends-
I am 13 and I live in Washington state. At the one year anniversary of September 11th, my family went to a memorial service at the International Fountain in Seattle. There was a trellis there with the names of all the victims of the terrorist attacks written on tags and attached to it. Each person from my family memorized the name of one person to pray for. I picked Asia, and I pray for her every night. I've never met Asia, and I don't know if I'll ever meet you, but I want you to know how sorry I am, and that everyone in this country is behind you 100%. I know Asia loves heaven and is with you every day.
November 30, 2002
Dear Michelle: Our little David was on UA175 and we know what you are feeling. Our prayers are with you. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." John 14:1-2
November 26, 2002
Asia, all gifts from Heaven, must someday be returned. For Thanksgiving I give thanks in knowing that the time you spent with your family and friends, was a very special gift that can never be purchased anywhere. I also pray that your family and friends are given a gift of strength during a season that becomes difficult for many families. May God be with you all and I pray that you receive the gift of strength. Rest in Peace Little Angel. You will never be forgotten Asia.
November 08, 2002
Asia, I am happy to know that your mother now knows how much people all over the world care for you and your family. To Asia's mom, not a day goes by that Asia and the children and teachers that were with her, are always on my mind and in my heart. I know that God has directed you to see the wonderful outpouring of love and support that people all over the country have for you and your family. May God continue to give you and your family strength and always remember how much we care and most of all, WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
November 07, 2002
I am Asia Cottom's Mom. Today (11/7/02) a co-worker told me about the tributes to my daughter.

I have been moved to tears to find out that so many people still care. On behalf of my family, Thank You and may My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless each and everyone of you.
October 09, 2002
I knew Asia personally-she was my little cousin. The events of that day were already horrifying enough, but to come home and find out that my little cousin was on the flight that hit the Pentagon, it was too much to bare. I remember when she used to come over my house when she came to town. We would make up little silly dance routines and go to different amusement parks, just have fun like cousins do. I still wish we could. I miss you Asia- now and forever.
October 04, 2002
Still on my mind and forever in my heart. I'll meet you at the crossroads someday Asia.
October 02, 2002
To Asia's Family, especially her mother, Michelle:

A friend of mine had a little daughter who used to say to her, "Mommy, when I die, promise me you'll be all right." My friend would reassure her, "Honey, since I'm older I will probably die first." But her little girl kept pressing her to promise. Years later, her daughter did die first while still in her teens, and my friend was inconsolable. She tells me that her daughter visited her in spirit and reminded her of her promise. The daughter told her that she needed her mother to be all right so that she could freely begin her work on the other side.

I believe that Asia would also want you to celebrate her life by continuing to live, to love , and find joy in all the mysteries of God. Then she will be free to follow His calling. Peace to you all.
September 25, 2002
Dear Asia
My heart goes out to you and your family. I just finished reading the tribute to you and I cried. I know you are in Heaven now and are flying on Wings of Angels. I did not see a photo of you in your tribute, but I can imagine how you look now.Seeing you run through a field of daisies in inocnece and laughter. The thoughts of you losing your life in such a tragic way saddens me beyond words.I am a mother and my prayers goes to your family and loved ones left behind to forever grieve your absence.You are forever in our heart.
September 15, 2002
I did not know Asia personally,but like everyone else her life was taken in this tragedy that saddens me. Even though it has been over a year I still can't believe that this happened. I was 12 on 9/11/01, I had dreams then, just like you did. It seems unfair that your hopes and dreams were suddenly shattered by hate. God Bless You, Asia, God Bless the victims of 9/11, and God Bless America! Rest in Peace with our heavenly Father
September 15, 2002
Dear,Little Asia
You are in a much better place now you have nothing to fear over.You will always have a place in my heart you and your family.When i sit back and see how many people are lost, and see how many children took away for thier family just because of hate I sit back and cry.One day when i was at the shop i was looking at Ebony magazine i seen your face glowing with a smile i can never forget it feel like i lost a blood sister but God bless your family i will be praying over your family
September 14, 2002
What a sweet, bright, wonderful child. Now this child is a sweet, bright, wonderful angel.
September 12, 2002
I am sorry for your loss,god bless you and your family and god bless the USA.
September 12, 2002
Dearest Asia, I want you to know that I also have a daughter named Asia. She was born two weeks before your precious life was taken on September 11. I remember taking her to the doctor the day that it happened. I am a first time mother and you have made me realize that life is never to be taken for granted. I know that the angels have you wrapped in love. I will never forget you and when my Asia is old enough to understand I will tell her about you. My little one your memory will never be forgotten.
September 11, 2002

As I read the list of those lost I was brought to tears,
my daughter is named Aja, and she is eleven. You were on your way to
visit the Channel Islands, we live in Ventura County, and sometimes forget to appreciate the beauty of the islands, it's hard to except that children on there way to experience something so beautiful could be taken in such a horrible way. But, like I said in a previous tribute, use your wings, and see all of natures beauty.
September 11, 2002
I never knew you, but you've been on my mind and heart from the time I first heard your name and story a year ago. The world is diminished because your dreams cannot come true. My prayers are with your family and friends because they most know what we have lost.
September 11, 2002
To the family members of Asia Cottom: My son, who is 5 years old, has prayed for you over the past year and continues to do so. May you find peace and comfort in our Lord.
September 11, 2002
To Michelle & framily,
We were all touched by this tragic turn of events on 9/11. Little Asia will forever be remembered in our hearts, spirits and thoughts...
Donnell Johnson EWHS Class 1980
September 10, 2002
May God Bless You and Your Family
September 10, 2002
I saw her on TV one night and was overwhelmed with her joy and spirtuality. God has a special place for her.
September 09, 2002
Im very sorry for what happened to your child, I cant even imgaine what your going through, God bless your family.
September 08, 2002
I hope your family can draw strength from the support they read here. It is hard to let go. I have loss many, but not a child. I am a parent and I can imagine the unbearable pain. I am sorry.
September 08, 2002
Asia, It has been almost one year since your young life was stolen from you. Sleep well little one.

May God Bless you and your family
September 06, 2002
Hi Asia,
You don't know me but my sister told me all about you. She had you in camp that year.I'm said that heaven's little angel had to be taken away from us so soon. But I'm glad that your in a much better place. God will take care of you and your family always. Love ALexis
August 30, 2002
Dear Asia,
As we come closer to one year that you've been gone, your family is taking it very hard and want to be left alone.
I hope one day they read these tributes and realize there are so many people who care,
people like me who feel their pain and have so much love to share.
Asia you were their pride and joy and special to all your friends and family whose lives you touched,
I know that's why they still have so much hurt and pain because they miss you so so much.
May God grant them strength and give them light in their darkest hour,
I give all my love which is much stronger than hate, and with it more love will flower.
Shine your light Little Angel, shine your light, it will always shine on in me.
I will never forget you Asia, see you at the crossroads Little Angel.
August 22, 2002
My church is preparing a memorial plaque in memory of the three children who lost their lives. We need a picture of Asia to add to the plaque. Please contact me by ph 419-626-6607 or fax 419-609-9842 or E-mail
May God continue to bless and keep this family in His loving care.
August 19, 2002
My name is Adrienne and I use to work with Asia's father (Cotten) @ DOJ. It's been almost 1 year and still I think of this little girl I've never met, because Cotton use to speak of her all the time.
May GOD be with you
July 22, 2002
Ramona Johnston
July 08, 2002
To Asia's Family and Friends,

May God continue to give you the strength you need at this time, and grant you happiness as you dwell on the good times and fond memories shared with Asia. I hope my prayers and wishes of peace will reach all of you and know that you are not alone. God Be With You.
May 30, 2002
Asia, my the lord bless your sweet innocent soul. To the parents and family of Asia, my prayers are with you all. Asia, rest in peace my dear child.
May 24, 2002
Dear Asia,
You are not forgotten on this Memorial Day weekend or any other weekend or day. Although you were on this earth for a short time, that time was precious and brought love and joy to those who knew you. In closing little Angel I will say that even though you were here on earth with friends and family that loved you for a short time, those memories during that time will forever live on in the hearts and minds everyone you touched. May God grant your family the strength and peace they need during difficult times, they are in my prayers. The good always go soon, it is God's will. We are not to question why for we will all know one day just as you know today.
You are in a much better place little Angel.
May 03, 2002
I don't know what to say.....Asia, you are in my thoughts.
May 01, 2002
April 09, 2002
On April 6, 2002, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Asia and all the family, friends and loved ones she left behind. It is always a tragedy when a parent loses a child. May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone.

Asia, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. My brother lil' joe is there with you, he would love to show you heaven.
May you rest in peace.
April 03, 2002
Dear little girl, your life was taken too soon, by an act of hate.But you are in the presence of
the Author of Love, and that is a comfort to us all...
God Bless your family with peace.
March 18, 2002
I can't believe they would do something like this infact I cant. Evertime I read about all the people that got killed plus children It's so sad . Don't worry you'll be with your baby . God's got her in heaven with him...
March 11, 2002
Sweet Little Asia, it has been 6 months since God took you to his home. Rest in Peace Little Angel..
March 11, 2002
I still cry even after so many days, weeks, and months have passed on. I read and seen many stories about the victims of 9/11 but what touches me the most were the young children that were taken away. I have 3 boys, and can not feel the pain you are going through. May God Bless your family and remember that Asia is in a place more beautiful than ours. I know that God had other little angles holding her hand as she left that plane, Asia was strong and felt no pain.
God Bless,
March 11, 2002
Hello. I sent a card shortly after the tragedy, but I just wanted the family and friends of Asia to know that I still think of her and you are all in my heart and prayers. Although I am a stranger, and never met Asia, I only saw her picture and story in People magazine, I still feel deeply saddened at her being taken from this earth so early in such a promising full life ahead of her. Again, my thoughts and prayers. She walks with angels now.
March 11, 2002
March 11, 2002
February 18, 2002
To Asia`s family I have an 11yr old daughter who I Love very much.
I was shoked that dreadfull day watching Good Morning America waiting to go to work.
I had sent my 3 children to school earlier that morrning and watched as the whole thing took place.
I soon went and picked my children up at school and took the day off work.
I then spent the day glued to the Tv waiting to see if more or anything else was to happen.
I want you to know that a day does not go by that I dont think of all of you. I cried that whole week and still cry at the drop of a pin when those terrable thoughts creep into my head. I am so sorry for your loss and all that lost a friend,child,parent,spouse.
Those sick people have not won with the act but they have won in making a deprest nation.
January 25, 2002
May God Bless you and your family! Til all of us meet again.
January 21, 2002
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.ASIA remain in my memory. I love You ASIA.
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.

Dariusz Chorak Poland , Europe
January 21, 2002
To the Cottom family,

You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers daily. I have an 11-year old daughter so each day I pray God's comfort and peace will envelop your heart's as you continue to heal from this tragedy. I just read about the mercy bands in the Denver Post today and am planning on purchasing one with Asia's name on it. I watched your story on Dateline in September and was so touched by your character and integrity as you trusted God with your sorrow. I will forever be changed by your willingness to let the world know about your beautiful daughter who is now safe in heaven.

In His love,

Tami Morin
Westminster, Colorado
January 12, 2002
So very young. I believe God cried when He saw the evil that took innocent lives before their time. In the shadows of darkness He reached for His children as one by one they cried out His name. In His arms they found shelter and protection from human pain. Cradled in His arms earthly cries became heavenly songs as angels were born. We are deeply sorry for your great loss of Asia. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
January 02, 2002
To The Cottom Family,

May God continue to hold you and yours close to his heart. I know that is dark right now, but the Light will shine again.

Many Blessings,

David A. Ricks
January 02, 2002
To The Cottom Family,

There are no words that I can say to comfort you, just know that you are in many people's thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that your daughter was involved in this horrible event.

My 11 year old daughter is wearing a bracelet with your daughter' name on it and prays for her regularly.

I hope that you are doing okay.

June B.
December 30, 2001
To the family of Asia,
I too have a daughter that is eleven years old, and my heart is heavy with sorrow for you. Praise Jesus that she knew Him and is resting in His arms. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as I don't know what else to say... What can one say at the loss of an innocent child?
In His Precious Love,
Maryann Miller
December 29, 2001
You will always have a place in our hearts.
December 29, 2001

You were such a special child, a child your parents have bragged on and missed. . .It's a comfort to know that God only takes the best for His Kingdom, and you were certainly picked to be an Angel. Suffer the little children to come unto Me. . .Thanks for the love you showed while here, and the many souls you may have led to Christ through your ministry.

December 19, 2001

December 15, 2001
Dear Cottom Family,
My Family and I wanted to express our sympathy to you because of your recent loss of your daughter,Asia.
May I share with you my favorite Bible text? John 5:28,29 concerning those in Gods memory," the hour is coming in which . . . . all those will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurection of life". Almighty God is very loving.

December 14, 2001
You were one of my babies and I truly miss your smiling face... Who would have thought as we held hands that Sunday... that GOD would have taken you home peacefully that Monday... I Love you, Sweetie and you will forever be in our hearts.... Jada is continuing wearing the T-shirt made in your honor.... She knows you are her special angel.... I know you are forever watching us and say hello to my Mom for me... Love Always,

Ms. Denise.... your church friend and buddy....
December 11, 2001
Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I just wanted to express my deepest sorrow regarding the loss of your loved one and to let you know that this christmas my daughter Ashley will be wearing the mercyband that is engraved with your precious childs name on it. I bought the band at the Celebration of Light (it's a women's bible sponsored thru Calvary in Albuquerque) and when purchasing the band asked the lady to give me one that she would pick, and to my amazement she picked an 11 year old just like my daughter. I feel God has placed this band in our lives for a wonderful purpose to teach not just to love those around us, but those who do not even know. I know she will wear this in pride and your family will always be in our prayers. If at all possible could you please send an address so we can keep in touch. Many blessing and may God be with you always.

November 19, 2001
your story touched my heart and I have been singing the song "WE WILL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BY AND BY". God bless you.
November 16, 2001
he will be out front with christ on
his return to save the good. AT night you can feel his love a warm
good feeling.evil can not take him from you never.
love to you
November 05, 2001
Dear Cottom Family,
Your daughters story is one that has stuck in my mind since 9-11. I think because, it is a hopeful one. I am so sorry for your loss, but so thankful that you raised her to know the lord. She must have been such a bright light when she was here, and she seems to have left some of her shine with those who saw her face after she left. I saw you, and Asia's picture on a primetime show. I thank you for your faith and hope in such a difficult time. God Bless!
November 02, 2001
I know that there are no words to ease you pain, but know that Asia is now in the presence of the Lord and there is no better place to be. She will always live in your heart and you will see her again some day.
October 28, 2001
God Bless.
October 27, 2001
October 23, 2001
I just wanted to say that my prayers are with you and Asia.

May God bless you and her.
October 21, 2001
I wish you and your family peace,strength and hope. Dear,dear child, I am so very very very sorry that you became a victim of the worst among us. Rest in peace.
October 18, 2001
My family and I pray for your family every day. Asia, was a beautiful child and she will be missed. God Bless your family.
October 18, 2001
My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family in your darkest times. Always remember that God is in control and the Asia is in great hands.
October 17, 2001
Asia - May you be with the lord Jesus - It must be in your faith to see the heavens- Rest in Peace. To Asia's Parents- I have a 10-year-old daughter and i would probably don't know what to do if i lost her. I always think that things happens for a reason. I pray for your family.
October 10, 2001
Asia, forever young. My heart goes out to your family
October 08, 2001
May God bless you & keep you. You are in our thoughts & our hearts forever.
October 08, 2001
To Asia's family, you have truly been blessed. My family and I, here in Pittsburgh, have been trying to find out if we are related to you. There are many Cottom's here and in Gary, Indiana. We saw Asia's picture and it just struck our hearts, may she be forever Happy with Jesus. If you need anything, I hope there will be a way you can just let us know. Until then, believe, you are forever in our prayers.
October 08, 2001
I was so deeply moved as with the numerous stories of this tragedy, this young lady will surely me missed and I want to convey my heartfelt sorrow. I admire your strenght and you sharing your story with us all. May God grant you His perfect peace, amen.
October 06, 2001
October 05, 2001
Dearest Family of Asia,

When I heard that your loved one was on that fateful plane, my heart sank. I never met Asia but I know her through my cousin Shar-Niesha. I used to hear so much about Asia through Niesha's mom Delores so I got to know Asia through hearing about her cheerleading accomplishments and her overall bubbly personality.
God bless you all as you take each day one step at a time in dealing with such a great loss. The victory is that little Asia is in heaven with God the Father and she is at peace.
October 03, 2001
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the families and friend of our fallen Americans, as well as the various other Nationalities that were lost as well. Blessed be the Child. My prayer for your family is that God will heal and comfort you during your time of sorrow.
October 03, 2001
May God bless you and watch over you in your hour of need. Your always in our prayers.
October 03, 2001
Asia, I saw your bright beautiful face in our newspaper. A face I cannot forget. I will not forget.

I have no words to comfort your parents, family, only tears for their loss.
October 02, 2001
Asia, I did not know you, but wish I had. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. I have a sister who is ten, and I could not live if I had lost her.

To the Cottom family: I won't say I understand your grief, for I can't, but I can say that I wish for you all happier times in the future. I think a fitting end to this message would be something I heard somewhere: Never let anyone tell you it's not OK to cry.

In love and peace,
September 30, 2001
September 26, 2001
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that you sweet little girl is up in the kingdom of GOD know looking down and watching
over you each and every night. Just remember that THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE I'AM GOING LET IT SINE!!!!!
September 23, 2001
To The Cottom Family
May God be with you at this time.
Asia will truly be missed. We are praying for your family.
You have our deepest sympathy.
Asia is with the Lord now, in heaven
and may she be be in your hearts always. May the Lord bless the Cottom Family. Amen.
September 23, 2001
My heart goes out to Asia's family. Rest assure though, she is in heaven now and protected forever. God Bless your family.
September 22, 2001
I sit here not knowing what to say,our hearts are heavy ,but Asia and her family are in our prayers,god bless you chadwick family australia
September 21, 2001
May my God, Jehovah bring you and your family peace and comfort in this time of your sorrow. God bless and keep you all.
September 20, 2001
To the parents and loved ones of this very precious child, be aware that God is in control. He will comfort you in your time of need. May your precious daughter rest in peace. My love and my heart goes out to everyone who feels this loss. Believe me, I feel it also. God bless you.
September 19, 2001
Good-bye sweet child. I am truely sadden that children are being lost due to this hate. May you now play in God's playground. Godspeed Asia. Farewell Sweet Child...
September 19, 2001

September 18, 2001
Children like Asia are the innocents of all this- My thoughts and prayers are with her and everyone else.
Jesus especially loved the little children so I know she will be happy in Heaven. GOD BLESS you.
All my love sweetheart.
September 17, 2001
My daughter is eleven, and I know how excited Asia must have been to be setting out on such a special trip. My prayers go out to Asia's family and the families of the other children and teachers.