Freedom & Independence
...at the core of our identity
P.S. In case you're wondering who the gentleman with the crossbow is...
It's Wilhelm Tell. In the 13th century the House of Habsburg was claiming ownership of central Switzerland. Tell refused to accept the intruders and set the foundation for our resistance. He and Arnold Winkelried, who sacrificed himself in the last great battle for the independence of our country, are the Swiss embodiment of freedom. These legends remind us not to take the luxury of freedom for granted - and to keep on standing up for it when it's in danger of being compromised.