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Fun Photos Of Americans Wearing The Flag Instead Of Waving It

Americans like to wave their flag, but more than that, they like to wear it.

Posted on July 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. ET

Two people on a motorbike wear the US flag on their heads
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Two patriotic older motorcyclists in Pine Island, Florida

Two dogs with flag kerchiefs as harnesses and other red, white, and blue accessories
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Dogs dressed in patriotic costumes are seen at the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade in Long Beach, California.

A toddler with a USA headband and red and white shirt
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Caroline Sherman at the 21st Annual 4th of July Bike Parade

A man wearing a flag Speedo
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Miami, 1998

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A veteran poses with an American flag (and shirt) before getting into his World War II Jeep for an impromptu parade around town on July 4, 2020, in Solvang, California.

A young girl wearing a flag dress at a parade
Eve Arnold / Magnum Photos

USA, 1981

A woman wearing a flag hat with a flag fan and a flag shirt
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Patriotic Stars and Stripes fashion seen at the Fire on the Fourth Festival in Miami Beach

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A man wears a pair of patriotic Stars and Stripes socks with his red tennis shoes at a 4th of July event in Santa Fe.

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A woman carries a fringed shoulder bag with an American flag motif at a 4th of July event in Santa Fe in 2019.

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A man wears an American flag shirt and belt buckle at a 4th of July event in Santa Fe in 2019.

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A demonstrator wearing an American flag headscarf stands for a photograph outside Los Angeles International Airport while protesting.

A person wearing an American flag shirt, Toyota cap, and large headphones sits with their back toward the camera
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Fan watching racing during the NASCAR Xfinity Series on March 2, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

A man wearing a US flag Speedo and chicken head mask stands with a US flag draped over his shoulders
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A man wearing an American flag–themed outfit prepares to participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Coney Island, New York, on Jan. 1, 2017.

A man and a woman with their backs turned toward the camera wear flag-themed outfits, showing a bald eagle
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A man and a woman wearing patriotic Stars and Stripes shirts celebrate the 4th of July in Santa Fe.

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A man and a woman wear Stars and Stripes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high-top shoes at a 4th of July holiday celebration in Santa Fe.

A man walks with his hands behind his backs with US flag shorts and socks of different colors and patterns, showing different parts of the flag
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A man wears Stars and Stripes shorts and socks at a 4th of July classic car show and holiday celebration in Santa Fe.

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A man in a pair of Wrangler jeans with a small American flag in the front pocket at a 4th of July celebration in Santa Fe in July 2018.

Close-up of a person wearing sunglasses and a US flag top and red Statue of Liberty–type crown
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The audience reacts to the Boston Pops orchestra performing during a dress rehearsal for the 4th of July concert in Boston on July 3, 2012.

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Boxer Erislandy Lara wears red, white, and blue Nike shoes with Stars and Stripes socks on April 7, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Close-up of shirt showing the American flag, White House, and other US government buildings
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A man wears a patriotic shirt in Newark, Ohio, on June 17, 2010.

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A woman wears US flag–themed shorts.

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A man wears a leather cowboy hat and American flag headscarf to protect from the heat of Death Valley.

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A spectator at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, wears an American flag draped over their shoulders on Memorial Day, May 31.




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