Michael, a dreamy ,sensitive 13 year old, is named after his uncle who fell in the Yom Kippur War.
On the morning of Memorial Day he travels with his father and elder brother to Jerusalem, to participate in a formal ceremony for his uncle at Mt. Herzl. On the way, they are due to drop off a stray dog that Michael has become attached to, at the animal shelter.
There are unexpected complications on the journey, and Michael must as usual make the choice between being true to himself and being a stranger to the world that surrounds him.