The Portals

Four Portals give access to the Memorial, each facing one of the cardinal points.

The Portals facing East and West give access to the lower floor and lead to the Hall of Silence.

The North and South facing Portals give access to the great Hall of Memory on the upper floor.

The North Portal overlooks the “Lake of Reflections”. On entering the Memorial one walks from the cold grey light of nature into an atmosphere of mellow amber lighting derived from the four great windows in the “Hall of Memory” which are glazed with amber glass, on which rising phoenix-like from the ‘Flames of Sacrifice’. This symbol faces north, south, east and west, and growing forth there from is the winged torch of Liberty, a symbol of that ideal which has proved the saving feature of 1914/18.