Because the date selected for the Sistersville Christmas Parade, Dec. 7, is also known as Pearl Harbor Day, organizers of the event have chosen the parade theme to be "Let Freedom Ring" and will honor two Tyler County World War II veterans to serve as parade marshals.
Colin Doig and Ed Amos each served their country during war time and returned home to Tyler County.
Doig, a WWII Navy veteran, served on the USS Pope and was part of the task force that captured the German Sub U505. He returned home to Sistersville and went to work for GATX where he traveled the world for 38 years. Doig has been a part of the Blue Blazer Honor Guard for Sistersville VFW Post 6327 since 1990 and currently serves as Post Surgeon.
WWII Veterans Colin Doig and Ed Amos have been selected as Parade Marshals for Sistersville’s Dec. 7 Christmas parade.
Amos, a WWII Marine veteran spent more than two years in the South Pacific during the war before returning to Tyler County. Once home, the young marine worked at PPG for 20 years and then served as a service rep for the St. Regis Paper Company for 17 years before retiring.
He has long served as part of the Blue Blazer Honor Guard for the Paden City American Legion and Sistersville VFW Post 6327. Amos held the office of Commander of Post 6327 and has served as the Senior Vice since the early 1980's.
"We are very, very proud to honor these veterans by naming them as parade marshals," a spokesman for the Sistersville Community Service Organization said.
The annual Sistersville Christmas Parade, sponsored by the SCSO will be held on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
The line-up for the parade will be at the Little Sister Well/Ferryboat landing on Riverside Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Cash prizes will be presented for floats in the parade in the amount of $75, $50, and $25.
Following the parade, Santa Claus will visit with children at the Gold Derrick Gallery at the Gaslight Theater.
For parade information, call chairman, Barbara Vincent at 304-652-2939; and Carmen Silliman at 304-652-2392.