Description Angel wings lapel pin created for the Asia SiVon Cottom Memorial Fund established in memory of Asia S. Cottom. The wings are white with a red heart gemstone in the center.
Historical Notes Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, Asia Cottom lived in Washington, D.C., with her parents and brother. A member of her church’s dance troupe and choir, this sixth grader at Backus Middle School had been chosen to attend a National Geographic Society field trip to California. On September 11, Asia was heading there aboard Flight 77 with her teacher, Sara Clark. She was 11 years old.
Curator's Comment This angel wing pin was created to mark the publication of Michelle and Clifton Cottom’s life story of Asia, titled Asia’s New Wings (2014). HIDE