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Hudson boy meets the president

Jack Pomeroy poses in front of Air Force One after it brought President Barack Obama to the Twin Cities on Thursday, June 26. Jack's father, Ryan, is a member of the 934th Airlift Wing based at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.1 / 2
Jack Pomeroy gets a handshake from President Barack Obama. The Hudson boy was on hand to greet the president when he arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Thursday, June 26. (Submitted photo)2 / 2

Jack Pomeroy, a second-grader at Willow River Elementary School, met President Barack Obama when he landed in the Twin Cities Thursday, June 26.

Jack has retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease that causes degeneration of the retina and a gradual decline in vision. His dad, Ryan, is a reservist with the 934th Airlift Wing in Minneapolis and was on hand when the president arrived. Jack is the son of Ryan and Heather Pomeroy of Hudson.

President Obama paid a two-day visit to the Twin Cities. He visited Matt's Bar in Northeast Minneapolis, where he ate a 'Jucy Lucy' hamburger and talked with a woman who had written him a letter about the struggles of working people.

The president also held a town hall meeting at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis gave a speech on economic policy speech at the Lake Harriet band shell.