"The figures of Liberty and Sacrifice
are used in an allegorical fashion to portray mankind's universal striving for freedom. The beauty of the female serves as a time-honored symbol of the principles of Liberty. In a swirl of human emotions and ideals, the figure of Liberty
holds aloft the most important iconographic element of this sculpture - the olive branch, while with her other hand, she takes up the sword offered by the reluctant figure of Sacrifice
. In this singualr poignant gesture it is understood there is no true liberty, whether personal or political, without the burden of sacrifice. This work is dedicated to the defense of liberty."