William Douglas Williams

December 28, 1967 - February 24, 2011

Doug was in the 101 Airbourne, served in the
Gulf War during Desert Storm/Desert Shield
and loved photography, astronomy, & hotrods.




You are hearing 'Taps' played in its entirety. The original version was called 'Last Post', written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and renamed 'Taps'. Melissa Venema, age 13, is playing it on a trumpet, whereas the original was played on a bugle.

Memorial Day, 2011

Memorial Day, 2012

Memorial Day, 2013