A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 30, 2016
“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem”

"The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem” is a popular Memorial Day quotation that has been printed on many images. The saying has been credited to Rev. Aaron Kilbourn (First Baptist Church of Parker, SD) since May 2007. Rev. Kilbourn said the words at the Arlington National Cemetery.


28 May 2007, The News Press (Fort Myers, FL), “Today, remember the vast war dead,” pg. ?:
“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.”
-- The Rev. Aron Kilbourn

The View From Here
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008
Memorial Day, Don’t Forget to Remember!
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The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. ~Aaron Kilbourn

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Mark Drake
‏@Victoryhawk
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. -Rev. Aaron Kilbourn
9:22 AM - 19 May 2009

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5/25/09
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The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.  ~Aaron Kilbourn

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The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. - Rev. Aaron Kilbourn

AL.com (Alabama)
‘The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem’
By J.D. Crowe |
on May 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM, updated May 29, 2016 at 7:04 AM
“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.”—Aaron Kilbourn

International Business Times (IBT)
Memorial Day 2016 Quotes: 20 Sayings To Honor The Armed Forces
BY MARIA VULTAGGIO @MARIAMZZARELLA ON 05/29/16 AT 9:13 AM
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4. “The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” — Aaron Kilbourn

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, May 30, 2016 • Permalink