First H.E.L.P. - Memorial Park

We are pleased to announce the dedication and reveal of the First H.E.L.P. monument honoring all first responders and military veterans lost to suicide.

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Join Us in this Historic Moment!

The monument ceremony will be held on September 21, 2024 during the Annual Family Weekend.

We know you have lots of questions! As we approach the reveal date, we will be telling you the story of the monument and the first responders pictured on social media and via newsletter updates.








Let’s Answer a Few of Your Questions!

Where will the monument be installed?

In Rockwall, Texas on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard at the start of Heroes Memorial Bridge (State Highway 66), in the area currently known as the boat launch.


Will the park look like the photos I am seeing on social media?

No, the photos you are seeing are concepts and renderings to give you an idea of the general layout. The final park design will be determined by City of Rockwall and their Parks Department.


Will the park be completed on September 21?

No, on September 21, we will dedicate the installed monument which is being donated by First H.E.L.P. The surrounding park is a multi-phase project and we will give you updates as they occur. Each year when we return, we will see more progress!


I thought the park was bigger and in a different location?

It was, however, COVID impacted our fundraising efforts as well as planning and building progress. We had to make changes but know you will love the finished product!

So, what about the monument itself?

It’s approximately 23,000 pounds, 10 feet high, 12.5 feet long, and 2 feet wide. There are six representatives etched on the front. We’ll be providing more detail about it as we approach the dedication.

Can I buy a brick at the memorial site to honor my loved one?

No, because the park layout has changed, we will not be selling bricks. We will be honoring your loved one in other ways and will be contacting you with those details in the coming months if your loved one has been reported to us and we have your contact information.

Can I attend the unveiling?

Yes! More details will be provided soon! 

How can you help?

We already have over 100 families expressing interest in attending the Annual Family Weekend which totals over 200 family members. This will be our biggest year ever based on the initial interest. We are looking for sponsors and donors willing to assist in bringing these families to this historic event.

The cost to bring families:

An Individual – Airfare, Lodging, All Meals, Gifts and T-shirts = $1,450

A Family of 3 = $3,050

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Become a Sponsor!

We are very grateful for the following organizations and their generous sponsorships of this event! We look forward to having them join us in September!

Thank you to our sponsors! 

In partnership with…

Texas State Senator Bob Hall
David E. Williams, P.E., of HDR 
Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department

City of Rockwall 
Life Message 
Veterans Resource and Outreach Center