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Schwarzkopf Shines at Safari Club International Life Members Breakfast.

RENO, Nev., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- General Norman Schwarzkopf, speaking at the Safari Club International (SCI) Annual Life Members breakfast, paid tribute to the members of SCI and called them "leaders with a belief in the fundamental value systems. It's not events that determine a country's worth... it's the people," said Schwarzkopf. "You are what makes America great."

Introduced by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) as a "true American hero," Schwarzkopf shared the tribute with the servicemen and women who served with him in the Gulf War. "Why did these young people do what they did?" he said. "Because their country asked them to. They are the true American heroes."

Speaking before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds of SCI Life Members, the General received three standing ovations for his inspiring words and concluded with "Character is the single most important issue in leadership." He then encouraged everyone to take a leadership role in their pursuit of conservation and hunting.

General Schwarzkopf will be in Reno participating at various SCI Convention events until Sunday. The final event will be the SCI Grand Finale Dinner with President George Bush tomorrow night at the Reno Hilton.

Safari Club International (SCI) is a nonprofit organization representing hunters' interests in conservation and sustainable use. Founded in 1971, SCI has grown into a worldwide charitable organization with a threefold mission: wildlife conservation, education and advocacy of hunting and hunters' rights. SCI is involved with conservation projects throughout the world and has more than 32,000 members and 170 chapters in 37 countries. Of the 32,000 members, 2,400 hold the Life Member status.
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