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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Ride for Lance" From Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD May 27th, the Day After Memorial Day

Memorial Day -- Not Just A Day Off!

Memorial Day. We often take for granted that it’s a Monday off but what is the real history behind this holiday?  The practice of decorating warriors’ graves with flowers defies sentimentality and obligation; it is a tradition to remember and honor those brave fighters. 

Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day, grew out of the destruction of the American Civil war, when people wanted to memorialize the sacrifices their loved ones had made.

Memorial Day came from that reflective time, when it seemed that all the gardens in the world had no more flowers to give.  By the 20th century there was not just a Civil War to consider, but many wars – and a day was needed to honor all Americans who had died while in military service.

On May 27th, the day following Memorial Day, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Mactavish Pictures’ Ride for Lance.  From Producer and Navy veteran Scott Mactavish, Ride for Lance is a moving tribute to Chief Petty Officer Lance Vaccaro. 

A decorated Navy SEAL, Vaccaro gave his life for his country in 2008.  Two years later, to honor a fallen hero and their brother, four riders launched a Memorial Ride that covered the United States.  12,000 miles in 31 days. 

Ride for Lance follows this emotional journey and will be available on iTunes and DVD May 27, 2014.  In honor of Chief Petty Officer Lance Vaccaro, Anchor Bay Entertainment will make a donation to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Mactavish, who last year produced the critically-acclaimed and recently released documentary Murph: The Protector has created a powerful film of inspiration and honesty.  Touching upon the thoughts of those united in grief and pride, it embraces the thrill of the open road as the riders meet thousands of Americans on their crossing.

Along with Murph: The Protector, Ride for Lance reveals the powerful emotions that define Memorial Day.  It is a stirring document of friends and family; of courage and patriotism, of memories to be treasured…and of a man that will never be forgotten.

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