Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet...
What's weird, is that I've never been a Chevy driver, or a Chevy fan. But when I was a kid, this ad campaign (recently resurrected) was America to me. It meant: the 4th of July, ball games, playtime, parades, friends, summer, etc, etc.
At the time, when the commercials were originally running, I never realized that they were instilling in me a pride in our way of life, in our freedoms and values. I know they were just trying to sell cars, but the residuals have proven bigger - at least to me. Maybe I owe them a purchase?
Everyone has been influenced (whether good or bad) by the advertising of their youth. For me, when I think of the 4th of July, I try to remember to enjoy the freedoms for which we have paid so dearly, and I also usually think of this slogan.