And this picture is of a young man reading the names of the US troops killed in Afghanistan. It was important to the people who held the first Eyes Wide Open in North Carolina (in Asheville, my town) to remember them also. And so, this poster was made with their names on it in 2006. Fortunately, no new names have been added since then.
This is not true for the number of boots in the display for Iraq. There have been several more NC soldiers and Marines killed in Iraq since spring of 2006.
At our display (held indoors) we had several WW2 veterans come in uniform. One walked between all the boots and read the names silently. Then he walked to the front of the room and saluted them.
It brought tears to my eyes.