Special Veterans Day gender reveal honors fallen hero
Raw video: Mom-to-be Cassie Lohrey honors her husband, Hospital Corpsman 1st class Ryan Lohrey, who tragically killed one month after their wedding.
A widow of a veteran who was killed in Mississippi plane crash this year, honored her husband’s memory on Veterans Day with an “epic” gender reveal party.
Cassie Lohrey, Hampstead, N. C., lost her husband, Navy Corpsman 1st Class Ryan Lohrey, in June, when his plane crashed in Mississippi while he was on his way to the training in Arizona, photographer Saralyn Johnson wrote on Facebook on Sunday. Lohrey discovered three weeks later that she was pregnant and expected like a baby in March 2018.
Cassie Lohrey celebrated Veteran’s Day with a gender reveal party on Saturday.
In honor of her husband on Veterans Day, Lohrey held a gender reveal party by popping confetti. They initially asked family and friends to help with the announcement, but word soon got over her special celebration. Sixteen soldiers will be contacted Lohrey and offered to help with the announcement.
The military on Saturday pulled the poppers that filled the air with pink confetti, revealing the couple are expecting a girl. Johnson captured the sweet moment on video and pictures that were posted on Facebook.
Sixteen soldiers joined Lohrey for her gender reveal party.
“What an epic gender reveal!” Johnson wrote. “It was clear to me what an amazing man Ryan was and how many lives he had touched. Her house is filled with photos of her and Ryan, and I have no doubt that this sweet girl knows exactly how much her Daddy loves her, even from the Sky.”
Lohrey sister Courtney Lambaria, set up a GoFundMe page for the growing family to help pay the bills.