Happy Independence Day, America! We've all spent years in school brushing up on the significance of the year 1776 and Thomas Jefferson, not to mention trying to figure out whether or not there's a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence, so we're not going to bother with re-educating anyone here. Instead, we're giving you another cause to celebrate the good ol' United States of America: the red, white, and blue bikini-clad celebrity women who make us all feel extra proud to be patriots.

Get ready to shoot your rockets, explode your fireworks, and salute the stars and stripes as we present a gallery of the hottest women who've ever sported variations of the American flag on their bodies. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself screaming, "God bless America!"