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We Won't Forget

by Kenny Snyder

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This is based on a true story - I really saw this happen and quickly jotted down the story line. It is one of my favorite stories and all time favorite songs I've written. Hope you enjoy it and remember to pray for our military and those who still battle far after their service is complete.


I was standing in a chapel
On the Fourth of July
Beside the dearest couple I've ever seen
After we had pledged allegiance
The preacher said "keep standing
If you served your country here or overseas"

From the corner of my eye
I saw that old man start to sit down
Then his wife reached out and took him by the hand
She reminded him again that he had fought in the Pacific
Then she held him close and said these words to him

What you can't remember
I won't forget
You are my hero
I'm in your debt
You fought for my freedom
Defied every threat
What you can't remember
I won't forget

As he stood there taking in the applause
I thought about so many who've been lost to the cause
You see them in the streets
Still trying to find their way home
They survived the war
But the war claimed their souls
It's our duty as Americans
To rise and let them know

We will remember
What they can't forget
They are our heroes
We're in their debt
They fought for our freedom
Defied every threat
We will remember
What they can't forget

They fought for our freedom
Defied every threat
We will remember
We won't forget


released July 4, 2011
Words and music by Kenny Snyder
Guitar and programming: Cory Knowland
Keyboards and programming: Kenny Snyder


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Kenny Snyder Portland, Oregon

Kenny Snyder is a singer/songwriter, worship leader, father of four grown kids [+ daughter in law], one grandchild, husband of Tricia, and blessed to live in Newberg, Oregon at the moment. Kenny is a self-employed musician and pastor and he and Tricia love to travel the world singing, leading worship and spreading joy and hope. He is most alive when he's playing the keyboard and worshiping God. ... more

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