Published: Nov 11, 2011 11:41 PM EST
Updated: Nov 11, 2011 11:49 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla.- Florida Governor Rick Scott celebrated servicemen and women at a Veterans Day ceremony in Cambier Park Friday.

The former Navy soldier addressed a crowd of about 500 people.

Governor Scott spoke about his last year in office, talking to military families whose loved ones paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The governor, alongside Mayor Bill Barnett, paid tribute to Sergeant Linda L. Pierre of Immokolee.

Sergeant Pierre died while serving in Afghanistan in May.