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NEH & War and Veterans

Impact Reports -- NEH & Veterans

This report highlights six NEH-funded projects designed to support veterans and their communities through the humanities. The projects featured in this report demonstrate the diversity of the agency’s work and the many strategies for supporting veteran communities throughout the country. These projects engage veterans, their families, and caregivers in conversations about how literature, philosophy, drama, art, and history relate to their experiences. These are just a few examples of how NEH funding fuels innovation, increases communication, and strengthens communities. Some initiatives, like Aquila Theatre Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives, use public venues to create safe spaces for veterans to process their experiences through performance, literature, and discussion. Other projects, like the Missouri Warrior-Writers Project, record veterans’ stories so they become part of our nation’s history and literature.