The figures at the tops of the pylons represent the universal virtues of faith, justice, peace, honour, charity, truth, knowledge and hope.
Beneath her feet lies a sarcophagus representing the resting place of Canada's dead.
A figure in the symbolic position of crucifixion lies at the feet of a torch bearer. This evokes the words of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's famous poem: In Flanders Fields.
In Flanders fields the poppies grow...
To you from flailing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.