GrampsMy grandfather passed away on Tuesday. We called him "Gramps." He was a marine, the greatest man I'll ever know, and my best friend.

He died peacefully, surrounded by family. We celebrated his 90th birthday just three days prior. My birthday present to him was an arrangement and performance of the Marines' Hymn on acoustic guitar. I'm deeply saddened by his death, but overjoyed that I was able to play this for him on his birthday.

I made a recording of it today. The sound isn't great, but it's the best I can do with what I've got. The arrangement is based on Sammy Nestico's "Marines' Hymn Apotheosis" and borrows from popular military band arrangements.