“Keep Active” is the motto of Joseph “Joe” H. Little, a 89-year-old member of the Moundsville Honor Guard, American Legion Post 3, Moundsville, W.Va. Joe has been an active member of The American Legion since he moved to Moundsville 35 years ago. He has been dedicated to serving veterans in the area since his discharge from the Army in 1954. Joe has held various offices in The American Legion, and was a commander of the local VFW post for 14 years. Joe has performed thousands of memorial services with the Honor Guard. As an example of his stalwart dedication to the Honor Guard, the year 2016 marked 121 funeral and memorial services performed for area veterans, and Joe was involved in 120 of them. Joe’s tireless dedication to his fellow veterans, and the compassion and dignity exhibited to the families of the fallen, is an inspiration to everyone in his presence. Everyone in the Ohio Valley knows Joe Little. He just keeps giving and giving.
Joe’s life has taken some changes over his 89 years. Joe’s three lovely daughters have taken over the “watch” since the passing of his wife Annabelle.
We, at the Moundsville Honor Guard, want to say a resounding “Thank You” to Joe for his many years of tireless service.