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Jake Gyllenhaal supports military veterans with poetry reading

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May 09, 2013 | 3:52am EDT

Jake Gyllenhaal showed his support for U.S. military veterans with an emotional poetry reading at a charity event in New York City on Wednesday (08May13). The Brokeback Mountain star read the poem Dulce et Decorum Est by British soldier and leading World War I poet Wilfred Owen at the inaugural Words of War event for the Headstrong Project. Gyllenhaal also presented the foundation, which provides mental healthcare and support for war veterans, with a donation of $5,000 (£3,225) for eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing training, a psychotherapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Girls star Adam Driver and actress Joanne Tucker also shared war-themed pieces that touched on the hardships of military conflict and the longterm effects on the veteran's family.

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