- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Endowment for the Humanities is highlighting projects it funds that incorporate literature, history and theater into efforts to improve the lives of military veterans.

The agency is holding a panel discussion on the projects Friday at its Washington headquarters.

They include the Warrior-Scholar Project, launched at Yale University, which aims to prepare veterans for college by having them study classical history books.

Another project, Literature and Medicine, invites Veterans Affairs hospital workers to read and discuss books, plays and poetry about the warfighter’s experience. That project was launched by the Maine Humanities Council in 1998.

Classical Greek drama is the basis for a project by the New York-based Aquila Theatre Company in which veterans reflect on portrayals of soldiers returning home from war.

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