In a show of solidarity amid the coronavirus pandemic, Switzerland projected the American flag onto the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps.
“As it stands, the USA is the country that has been most impacted by the Covid-19 crisis with the highest number of confirmed cases. Our thoughts are with all American people at this unprecedented time. May our message convey solidarity and give you hope and strength. We look forward to meeting again at the foot of the Matterhorn, we are all in this together.”
The Swiss Ambassador the U.S. Jacques Pitteloud described the show as “magnificent.”
The projections were designed by light artist Gerry Hofstetter and cast onto the 14,692-foot peak as part of a nightly series designed to show Switzerland’s support for nations around the globe combating COVID-19.
Hofstetter has been lighting up the Matterhorn every night since March 24.
Zermatt Matterhorn has set up a series of webcams for people around the world to watch the broadcasts.
“We know that you are longing to visit us,” reads the website said. “Soon we can meet again. For the moment, however, health is our priority. But dreaming is not prohibited. We support you with great pictures in this travel-free time and send you our best wishes from the Matterhorn.”