James Hosay, composer
Black Granite is a heroic symphonic march composed in 1996 by James
Hosay, Arranger/Composer for the United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own)
in Washington, D.C.
Dedicating this march to the men and women who died in the Vietnam War,
"The Vietnam War is an event that is controversial to this day.
But let there be no controversy regarding the high level of valor, courage,
and honor displayed by the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces during
Without regard to the politics behind their involvement, they served
diligently and to the highest standards of military tradition.
Many of them gave the ultimate sacrifice."