From last Friday:
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.
This isn’t the first time the president has honored such a request. Minnesota fifth-grader Tyler Sullivan got a special note from the president when he attended a campaign speech last June.
In 2009, he also wrote a note for 10-year-old Kennedy Corpus, who missed the last day of school to attend a town hall event featuring the president in Green Bay, Wis.
On a piece of paper, he said: “To Kennedy’s teacher: Please excuse Kennedy’s absence. She’s with me. Barack Obama.”
No doubt seeing the president’s signature is a quite a surprise for those elementary school teachers.