Last fall I hit 25 years of government service. Surprisingly the government actually got me my award before I hit my 30th year like some of those who received awards with me. One of the nice things is that you get to select your award from several that are available. As I have such an interest in native and Inuit arts I just couldn't pass up this dancing polar bear. Beside it is the 25 year gold filled lapel pin. Being in the government sure has it's downsides but it's little things like this that make me realize how much I've enjoyed the past 25 years.