To force them to see a total number of U.S. Forces lost in battles / wars. From the Civil War, to our current war. As our current war is not over a counter that can adjust until we withdraw and have an absolute total troops lost number will work until we can create a totals lost plaque. But it is to force them to remember the men and women who put it all on the line for this country. The U.S. Troops who no longer have a say in the country they've shaped. And hopefully forces them to stop wasting time and rescources. To remember to move America forwards and not backwards or at a stand still.