PORTLAND, Ore. — World War II veteran Sidney Walton got the chance to spend some time with Governor Kate Brown in Portland on Monday.

Walton is on a tour to meet all 50 United States governors. Brown is number 16 so far. The 99-year-old calls this his “No Regrets” tour.

He wants to raise awareness of the declining number of WWII vets and make amends for missing a chance to meet Civil War veterans in 1941.

"It was exciting meeting the governor, she’s a very nice woman,” said Walton.

Walton and his son plan to spend a few days in Oregon then hope to go to California to meet Governor Jerry Brown.

Walton has an invitation to the White House in February when he’ll turn 100.

If you’d like to keep up with his travels you can visit this website.