TUCSON - Tucson Sentinel Peak Park, also known as A Mountain, was painted blue this morning to honor local healthcare workers.
A Mountain has been a symbol in Tucson for many years and it is rarely ever painted anything other than white.
Painting it to honor health care workers though was an easy decision for the mayor, city council and the district.
Julia Strange is the vice president of Community Benefit at Tucson Medical Center.
"We ask the community to join with us in the celebrating the nurses the respiratory therapist the doctors and all of the people who come together as part of the healthcare team," said Strange.
Mayor Regina Romero was also on site showing her gratitude for those workers.
"This year more than ever we want to recognize the hard work of our front line medical workers, because they are the ones who are saving lives," said Romero.
The color blue symbolizes hospitals and their workers.
"When you when you're driving around town and you're looking for a hospital you'll see the big blue H," Strange explained, "and so we want to light the town of blue we want to paint it blue."
Painting A Mountain blue was in honor of National Nurses Week and for National Hospital wWeek, which is next week.