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A Better East Texas: Where were you in 42?

I don't know about you but I get discouraged when I see so many teenagers getting in trouble and then getting attention for their exploits.

 So when a group of teenagers break the norm and show good character I want to recognize them and this week you can help me do that.

For 13 years now Pine Tree high school students have been hosting a good old World War Two USO show called, "Where were you in '42?" the students organize and produce the show from top to bottom it features music, dancing and skits from the 1940's.

This project teaches our teens first hand an important part of our history.   It's about the "greatest generation" that created the cultural characteristics which many of us still hold dear today.

Now here's the best part. The event raises money for the Heritage House senior citizen center.

It's this Friday and Saturday night at First Christian Church in Longview.

You can learn more about it by going to kltv.com and click the community section and then a better east texas. No doubt these kids, the character they represent and the money you help them raise will make this a better east texas.

Viewer Comments:

I am writing in response to a recent editorial.  Not the editorial itself but your choice of wording.  You used the word "norm" in describing negative actions by teenagers.  While it is commendable what the Pine Tree kids are doing, East Texas teens are doing good things all over the place.  Could this not be the "norm". Maybe so much attention has been called to the negative this is what we have started accepting as normal teenage behavior.  If this is the case shame on all of us.


Phillip Moore

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