Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Board of Commissioners Chairman Aaron Varner, left, and Jim Dove, far right, executive director of the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, hold the Georgia flag that will have a place of honor on the USS Georgia, a submarine that is now stationed at King's Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys. Joining Varner and Dove is Roy Laskey, representing the Navy League of the United States. Laskey is a retired, disabled veteran who served in Vietnam as an advisor to the Vietnamese military.