All posts in May 2018

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, previously Decoration Day, is the federal holiday in the US specifically set aside to remember who died while serving in the Armed Forces. This day should not be confused with Veterans Day which honors all whom have served in defense of our nation. The practice of decorating Soldiers’ graves with flowers and other memorabilia is an ancient custom. If you have ever visited the resting place of Soldiers, you may have noticed coins at a gravesite…a penny simply means you visited, a nickel means the visitor trained with the Fallen, a dime shows you served together and a quarter, the biggest coin, means you were with the Soldier when he or she fell.

Remembering our Fallen is a somber occasion, although most of us do this all throughout the year. Remembering the Fallen is an important occasion as we need to reflect on the sacrifices of so many sons, daughters, fathers, mother, brothers, sisters, friends who raised their hands and said, “Send me,” never to return to their loved ones. Remembering the Fallen is a necessary occasion to mark a day, just one day, to stop in the middle of life and think of these sacrifices on behalf of our nation.

Enjoy the long weekend, have a cookout, tell stories about theses heroes and laugh at their antics, just remember. Many of us, touched by the lives of the Fallen, mark this day in different ways but whether it’s flowers, coins, toasts, tears or laughter, we stop on this day and REMEMBER. High Octane will close on Memorial Day, 28 May, because as Veterans and military families, we will pause and remember.

Summer Days

Are you looking to cool down during the approaching hot summer days? If so, then let High Octane introduce you to some amazing cold summer coffee creations or a yummy Italian Soda. We have a motto, if it is tasty hot, then you can’t go wrong with it iced or frozen. Since we can’t vacation all summer…we know, it isn’t fair…the least we, at High Octane, can do is serve up your caffeine with flavors that take you out of your office or away from the 9 to 5. Start your morning with a Hawaiian Vacation or a Big Island and imagine being under a beach umbrella watching the waves roll in. Or how about a Peaches & Petals with traces of rose, peaches and vanilla? If coffee isn’t your thing, we would love to make an Italian Soda for you and the kiddos, maybe a Put the Lime in the Coconut or Mango Sorbet? Be on the look out for other cool options, you never know what the summer may bring?

4th of July Block Party

Downtown Aberdeen loves a good celebration so Railhouse Brewery and High Octane are geared up to host a 4th of July Block Party with music, food vendors, games and more! Throw your chairs in the car and get down to South and Sycamore Streets for an old fashioned 4th of July celebration. The food line up currently includes Railhouse Brewery with its pub menu, Rome ‘n Round with pizza, Grumpkins Hot Doggies and Polar Ice of Pinehurst. Check out the Mark McKinney & Co Trio which will crank out tunes from the High Octane garage! American Legion Post 72, located at 211 E. Main St, is joining in to celebrate as well and will have kiddo activities, games and other surprises. Face painting, flags, fireworks….it’s the 4th of July, so get out your Red, White & Blue and party like it’s 1776! More information is available on FB and Instagram @highoctanegirls @railhouse.brewery.7