Ole Glory Coast to Coast - Honoring Memorial Day

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

Sandpoint Idaho sits on the Northwestern portion of Lake Pend OreilleHope Idaho sits on the opposite or Northeastern side.  For 'Ole Glory' shot I needed to turn around and take the business loop.  Well worth it.  

Sandpoint Idaho East Hope Memorial Flag

A newer addition along Highway 200 caught my eye as traveling back from a listing appointment.  I wanted to see if perhaps a picture of the flag with Lake Pend Oreille in the back ground would be available from the other side. 


After turning around, taking the business loop and parking, I was very much pleased that I had taken the time to do so.  Across the street from a favorite coffee and pastry shop was this new addition. 

Sandpoint Realty Hope Idaho Memorial

While the front side facing Highway 200 welcomes you to East Hope, the back side is a special setting for this Memorial to the fallen.  To those of Hope who gave all that we might all be able to enjoy this incredibly special view.   


Thank you Hope/East Hope Idaho for this very special display of our USA Flag to honor past armed forces men and women who gave all.  


'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Idaho REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.  


Mark Don McInnes

Broker - REALTOR®

208 255-6227

SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches


Sandpoint Realty LLC

1205 Highway 2

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

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Mark Don McInnes

208 255-6227

"Experience the Difference' working with a full time professional Realtor®

Mark Don McInnes - Sandpoint Realty LLC



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Comments (19)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - your history of the great State of Idaho is something I am not familiar with but over the years I came to relish the stories you shared, especially those with 'Ole Glory.' I now have a better sense of directions and pride over the directions you pointed out for now I know "Sandpoint Idaho sits on the Northwestern portion of Lake Pend Oreilee. Hope Idaho sits on the opposite or Northeasters side."  

Your blog post gives me clearer focus of how this challenge can benefit others not familiar with the areas in which we live. Thank you for your guidance.

Jun 04, 2022 03:48 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho

People are often surprised of the size of this area.  They will off handedly mention 4 or 5 cities with homes they would like to see.  Even 3 of the 4 compass points mentioned can mean 2 to 3 hours driving time alone, not counting viewings.  Not a bad place to spend a couple hours in the car though.  lol

Jun 04, 2022 03:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - it can certainly be confusing and overwhelming to newcomers not familiar with Sandpoint-Idaho. Your expertise is why I would recommend potential buyers to you. 

I could spend hours in that memorial circle honoring those that perished while looking out to sweet Lake Pend Oreille. I'm sure many a tears have fallen in that space. 

Jun 04, 2022 04:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mark there is no more appropriate place to fly our proud flag than at the site of a memorial honoring or fallen men and women who have served our country.

Jun 04, 2022 04:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Mark- thanks to you and your posts, I've learned and have seen more about Idaho than I ever knew.  I'm so glad that you turned around because that view of the lake is so a beautiful way to honor the fallen. 

Jun 04, 2022 05:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mark what a great submission to the Active Rain Challenge and what George Souto  wrote I can not top, Endre

Jun 04, 2022 11:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

P.s: do not forget to make a comment to the Original Active Rain Post to get credit for the Challenge contribution, Endre

Jun 04, 2022 11:28 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Mark - that is a beautiful view made better by this memorial and our Flag.

Jun 05, 2022 04:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Mark.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 05, 2022 04:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful, the view, the flag and the memorial. Thank you for sharing.

Jun 05, 2022 04:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Mark... that is a gorgeous memorial in a stunning setting. And of course, is it possible to take a "bad" picture of 'Ole Glory?

Jun 05, 2022 05:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Mark. Gorgeous memorial and photo of "Old Glory". I need to go in search of a flag in my neighborhood where they are rare if existing at all. Enjoy your day.

Jun 05, 2022 05:14 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Amazing setting to pay tribute to those Fallen.  The flags waving at this memorial show Hope/East Hope at its finest!

Jun 05, 2022 05:25 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho

Good morning,  The views from this side of the lake are stunning.  Ever changing with the mood of the day.  Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  Mark

Jun 05, 2022 05:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Gosh, Mark, you would never know from the front of the wall there is such a lovely Memorial on the back side. What a lovely setting with the lake in the background.

Jun 05, 2022 06:21 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho

I was very surprised myself at the contrast.  

Jun 05, 2022 10:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mark and you are a proud American with your flag pictures.  Thank You very much.

Jun 05, 2022 09:09 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The sight of the U.S. flag still grabs my proud, patriotic American heart strings. Thank you for the message and photos Mark!

Jun 05, 2022 09:40 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That top photo captures the imagination with the flag against that warm sky.

Jun 05, 2022 05:26 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho

Top of the morning Myrl.  Thank you for stopping by to say howdy.  Mark

Jun 09, 2022 04:39 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark, what a special place with a fabulous view for those fallen.   Gorgeous!

Jun 06, 2022 08:38 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho

Hello Joan.  Lake Pend Oreille is truly beautiful.  They could not have chosen a much better spot for this memorial.  Mark 

Jun 09, 2022 04:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing your entry into the June challenge. You’ve outdone yourself Mark my friend 🙂

Jun 08, 2022 07:20 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Paul.  Thank you for the kind words.  It definitely was one of those pleasant surprises.  Mark

Jun 09, 2022 04:42 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 
Lots of great flag photos for us to enjoy!
Inspires me to choose some really good ones from Atlanta or wherever I am!


Jun 10, 2022 06:27 PM