Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made small errors on tweets commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.
"I encourage all Oregonians to honor National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by reflecting on the bravery and sacrifice of America's Greatest Generation of U.S. service members", Brown said.
On thursday, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story will remember those who served during the in a ceremony.
He was on the opposite side of the Oahu island when the Japanese bombed the USS Arizona. The Navy veteran passed away in 2012.
The attack's immediate impact was to jerk America out of its lingering isolationism and into full-fledged combat in World War II.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it a "date which will live in infamy".
Around 2,300 American servicemen died in the attack, with just over 1,000 more injured.
The ceremony included the playing of Taps and a flyover of military jets.