Dan Barry of the New York Times recently wrote a piece wonderfully titled, "Ambassador Hotdog."
"In the formal language of diplomacy, perhaps, the presentation of a hot dog may say: “On behalf of the United States of America, may we offer you this tubular delight of meat, meat byproducts, curing agents and spices?” But what it really says is: “How ya doin’? Wanna beer? Such is the democratic charm of the hot dog."
Only in America would we celebrate the birth of a nation with a hot dog eating contest at Nathans Famous Frankfurters.
So, go forth Washingtonians and celebrate the red, white and....uh, yellow!