The Monument To The Dead is about six meters high and is a form of obelisk, whose pyramid looks like a shell. On one of the faces, above the inscription reads “The commune of the Abymes grateful to her heroic children dead for the Motherland 1914-1918” stands a sad Marian and collected a wreath of laurels in the hands. On a second face, a black Marianne holds in her arms a dead or dying man, also black. She looks at a third face where the same man, naked, holds a rifle in his hand.
On the base of the monument are the 43 names of the dead to whom the country pays homage.