POSTED: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 8:24am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON D.C. - President Obama got a nice surprise Wednesday at the end of a White House event.
As the Citizen's Medal Ceremony was wrapping up, the audience started singing "Happy Birthday" to the commander in chief as he mingled in the audience.
Wednesday was Mr. Obama's 49th birthday.
The President headed to his hometown of Chicago to celebrate his birthday by having dinner with friends.
First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha are vacationing in Spain this week and daughter Malia is away at camp.