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U.S.S. Georgia's touring flag comes to town

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March 3, 2008

Albany -- The flag that will grace a nuclear submarine was honored at Monday's County Commission meeting.

It is the official flag of the submarine U.S.S. Georgia, which was recently refitted, and will be stationed at King's Bay, Georgia starting March 28th.

 The flag is crossing the state, being honored in every Georgia county, and then will fly over the sub on it's official deployment day.   

"The reception has just been wonderful. And to me it has been gratifying, to go to these ceremonies and see how people react to it," said S.W. Ga. Regional Development Center Exec. Director Dan Bollinger.

Officials say The U.S.S. Georgia will be the only ship in the Navy to be docked in its official name state. The flag has now been recognized in 116 Georgia counties.

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