Fifth Month Scholarship Winners
ScholarshipExperts.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Fifth Month Scholarship Program.
In 2013, our Fifth Month Scholarship topic was: “May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important.” Here is the Fifth Month Scholarship winner and winning scholarship response.
Five was my age when I met him; he was just the older boy next door.
Over time we became best friends: five years, then five years more.
Five, you are the number of minutes it took
to sign his life away.
You are the number of hours I spent
begging him to stay.
Now he represents our country, and that building with five sides.
You are the number of nights I had nightmares, afraid for him to fight.
You are the number of years on his contract,
times a thousand miles away.
You are the number of months without contact;
the minutes we got for that phone call, once it finally came.
Five care-packages, five letters, five times thirty sleepless nights.
Five friends lost during that deployment,
Rest in peace, Semper Fi.
Five, you were the number of days left,
when I finally started to count down.
Times 100 gives the number of faces
that were there when that plane touched the ground.
Five sisters, five brothers, five mothers, five fathers;
Five minutes, five seconds, that felt like five hours.
Five, you are the number of men who stepped off before he;
the number of crying families that stood before me.
You are the number of seconds it took,
before I, too, began to sob.
When I saw him step off that plane in one piece,
five is the number of times I thanked God.
Thank you, Five, for being a number I can count on.