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Weekly Whirl - Memorial Day Weekend!

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

May 25 marks Memorial Day, where we honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States Military. Let us not forget the true meaning of the holiday while we engaging in all of the weekend's festivities!

Here are some of our favorite quotes celebrating our Nation's hereos!

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." Benjamin Disraeli

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
Billy Graham

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Joseph Campbell
"Bravery never goes out of fashion."
William Makepeace Thackeray
"We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart."
Albert Einstein
"In valor there is hope."
Publius Cornelius Tacitus


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