Note to Editors: No audio/video recording devices, television cameras, recording microphones or personal cameras are permitted during Gen. Schwarzkopf’s speech. A photo of Schwarzkopf is available online at www.newsinfo.colostate.edu
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf will speak at Colorado State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Moby Arena as part of Bridges to the Future.
Bridges to the Future is a yearlong, statewide project cosponsored by Colorado State and the University of Denver to encourage Coloradoans to talk about American history and values in light of Sept. 11, 2001. Schwarzkopf’s speech is free and open to the public, but no photographs or requests for autographs are allowed. Advance tickets are required and are available online at www.bridgestothefuture.us , by calling (970) 491-6444 or in person at Campus Information Services in the Lory Student Center.
Schwarzkopf graduated from West Point in 1956 and completed two tours in Vietnam. In 1988, Schwarzkopf acquired the rank of full general and two years later successfully coordinated the efforts of all Allied forces in Operation Desert Storm.
Schwarzkopf has been awarded five Distinguished Service Medals, three Silver Stars, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and decorations from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In 1992, Schwarzkopf wrote an autobiography, "It Doesn’t Take a Hero."
Since retiring from active duty in 1992, Schwarzkopf volunteers his time to help raise support and awareness for numerous nonprofit organizations, including serving as a spokesman for the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.
Schwarzkopf is a national spokesman for Prostate Cancer Awareness and for the Recovery of the Grizzly Bear campaign. He also serves as chairman on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship’s "March on Washington," is involved in the Starbright Capital Campaign to improve the quality of life for seriously sick children and is on the Nature Conservancy’s President’s Conservation Council. Schwarzkopf has raised $13 million for the Miami Project to cure paralysis through his advocacy of the Schwarzkopf Cup.
Former senator and astronaut John Glenn kicked off the Bridges to the Future inaugural event Sept. 23 with stories of space travel and reflections on U.S. foreign policy.
For more information about the event, call (970) 491-3225.