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Since its inception, We Are The Survivors© has reached and touched so many people around the country. The song was adopted as the National theme song for Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc®. and has been shared with many other support organizations as well.

Richard Wright and Kim Tewksbury were the original creators of the song, We Are The Survivors©.  Richard unselfishly gifted the song to POMC.  In 2006, a project began to update the song…to make the music, instruments and vocals more current for the millennium.  Keith Novesl, David Tewksbury and Kim Tewksbury have done just that.  Kim and David debuted the song at the Phoenix Conference in 2006. Kim and David dedicated this song to all survivors and to their father Monte Tewksbury who was murdered in 1983.  The child’s voice at the end is Noah Tewksbury who is the grandson of Monte.  He was 7 years old when he recorded it.  He is now 18 and a freshman at Purdue University. We Are The Survivors©, which you can purchase through the POMC National Office.

Above information was updated on November 22, 2017.

We Are The Survivors

There are those of us whose mothers have been taken from our arms,

There are those of us with children we could not keep safe from harm.

There are those of us who’ve lived to see our fathers lose their lives,

and in our dreams we’ll keep them all alive,

cause each and every one of us survives.


We are the survivors, left behind to carry on.

We are the survivors, joined together we are strong.

We will speak out for our loved ones who were not given a choice.

We are the survivors, hear our voice.

May be some of us have brothers who were here, but now they’re gone,

You can ask about our sisters, because their memory is strong.

We are sons and we are daughters, we are husbands, we are wives,

and friends who try to keep their dreams alive,

And each and every one of us survives.

Repeat Chorus:

With a part of us that never heals, and a fear of the unknown,

There’s a strength in knowing through it all, you’re not alone.

We are the survivors, hear our voice.

***The project team would like to acknowledge Mike Jimenez of CCPOA for his constant encouragement and unselfish support!!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!***

If you would like to order a copy of We Are The Survivors, please call us 513-721-5683

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