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Obama Writes Note Excusing 5-Year-Old from Kindergarten

Alanah Poullard, a kindergartener and daughter of a wounded veteran, got permission for her absence from school straight from the president. She was participating in a Wounded Warriors event.

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    Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
    President Barack Obama writes a school excuse note for Alanah Poullard, 5, while visiting with Wounded Warriors and their families in the East Room during their tour of the White House, Sept. 19, 2013. Alanah asked for a note to show her kindergarten teacher.

    Who needs a doctor's note when you've got the president's note?

    One 5-year-old in Washington got a note excusing her absence from school Friday that any kid would envy.

    Alanah Poullard, a kindergartener and the daughter of a wounded veteran, was visiting the White House for an event Friday honoring wounded military service members with her father.

    There was one hitch: She needed a note explaining her absence from school.

    President Barack Obama obliged, writing a missive to her teacher from the East Room of the White House as Alanah patiently waited.

    See White House photographer Pete Souza's tweet about the event below.