Mr. Taubenberger goes to Washington … to honor a Philadelphia native

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster, a Philadelphia native,received a resolution Friday from City Council honoring his achievements. Councilman Al Taubenberger traveled to Washington, D.C., to present him with the resolution. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A Philadelphia councilman is traveling to Washington, D.C., Friday with an award for a high-ranking official in the Trump administration.

Councilman Al Taubenberger has a resolution for national security adviser H.R. McMaster that Council approved in February.

McMaster “is a native-born Philadelphian who grew up in the Roxborough section,” Taubenberger said. “To reach the heights that he has in the military and as a decorated war hero is something that should be celebrated and acknowledged by his hometown.”

McMaster cannot come to City Council to receive the resolution, so Taubenberger decided to bring it to Washington.

“He was invited to Philadelphia, but with the business of world situations, it was best that he [receive the honor] in his office,” said Taubenberger, who said he has never been to the White House as elected official.

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