Louisiana girl gets school excuse from President Obama

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The daughter of a soldier wounded in Afghanistan is now an internet sensation.

5-year-old Alanah Poullard from Jeff Davis Parish (near Lake Charles) was pictured with the President at the White House while her mother was being honored for her service.

She ran to the President when she saw him at the ceremony and gave him a hug.

She says she asked the president to write her an excuse letter for her teacher since she had to miss class to be at the white house.

Our Lafayette sister station, KATC, spoke with Alanah after she returned home: click here to see the interview.