It’s Not The Fourth Of July Until Someone Strips Down To A Bikini

Our founding fathers were smart men. Not only did they, like, built America, but they also managed to do it right in the middle of swimsuit season, providing the perfect opportunity for patriotic bikinis to be invented.

These days, it’s not really Fourth of July until some famous starlet slips into an American flag swimsuit to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

From Rihanna to Kate Upton, here are Hollywood’ sexiest “celebrating” our Independence Day — in the gallery above.

God bless America, indeed!