A pensioner who worked for a single company for 62 years has been awarded the rank of knight in the Luxembourg order of merit.
Maria Schwab is pictured with employment minister Nicolas Schmit, receiving her honour on Tuesday
Maria Schwab started out at metal construction firm A Berl & Cie as a clerk and book keeper. Over the years, she rose to assistant manager and accountant. Schwab was among a handful of people whose contributions were recognised in the Luxembourg national day honours.