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These 30 4th Of July Memes Will Crack You Up

Let freedom ring.

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Here’s the thing about memes, they’re funny because they’re often true. That’s why these Fourth of July memes are so on time. Everyone has that one friend who’s a little foggy on American history but is all kinds of patriotic come Independence Day. Sure, they get Thomas Jefferson and Captain America confused, but start playing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” and they’ll suddenly appear misty-eyed clad in an American flag jumpsuit. These memes might make you think of them.

What can we say? Americans are extra when it comes to love of their country and the levels many will go to share their patriotism are sometimes baffling. Who can forget the Florida man who stood outside in the midst of Hurricane Dorian, a giant stars and stripes in hand, blasting Slayer (per the Miami Herald)? Have you ever seen a Swedish person do that?

Perhaps Americans’ gaudy displays of national pride are the result of knowing just how lucky we are. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal” was an astounding statement for its time and in much of the world continues to be a revolutionary concept. And that’s worth celebrating with some hilarious Fourth of July memes.


A fiercely patriotic meme

In the words of 1974 Tony Award-winning musical Shenandoah, “Freedom ain’t a state like Maine or Virginia, Freedom ain’t across some county line. Freedom is the flame that burns within ya, freedom is a state of mind.”


Happy birthday America!

That math checks out.


A red, white, and brew meme

Listen to Uncle Sam. Safety first, friends.


A “who’s ready to party?” meme

Basically every 4th of July beach party after one too many White Claws.


The Fourth of July Office meme

That feeling when HR says they’re going to throw a 4th of July potluck in the conference room and you were told there would be cake.


An alien invasion Fourth of July meme

Who can forget Will Smith punching that Alien in the face? What could be more American than that?


A liber-tea meme

Go on. Spill the tea.


A Brit’s Fourth of July meme



A hard Independence Day truths meme

Next year you’ll nail those Instagram-worthy Jello shots. Next year.


An “also me” meme

What? The invitation said “Patriotic Casual.”


A nostalgic Fourth of July meme

Remember when mom came home with a pack of these for every member of the family? Who can blame her? It made it easy to spot everyone at the parade.


A pup appreciation meme

Better get some pup Melatonin now. Otherwise your dog’s fireworks anxiety might be too much.


A Fourth of July snack meme

You thought Cool Ranch was good. Check out these epic Doritos.


A kid brain meme

New Year’s is overrated anyway, right?


A vote for flag pants meme

If you’re not wearing these pants of the 4th of July, do you even love America?


A cringe-worthy Independence Day meme

Did you hear the falsetto on these guys? “Red, white, and blue from my head to my toeeeee.” Beautiful!


A mouth-watering meme

Grab your buns and get your weenies. It’s 4th of July barbecue time.


Another Office Fourth of July meme

That’s what she said.


A hot Fourth of July look meme

This outfit says it all. Ain’t no freedom of expression like a matching red, white, and blue Budweiser windbreaker shorts set.


A baller on a fireworks budget meme

Why shell out $100 for fireworks when the neighbors have a 50 pack of Roman candles that you can watch from your backyard?


An “aren’t we still in a pandemic?” meme

Remember: Keep 6 feet of distance between you and your pyrotechnical partner.


A creepy potluck food meme

There’s always that one questionable salad at the cookout that you have to choke down with a smile, isn’t there?


A history lesson meme

A guide to American history from Ron Swanson is always appropriate for the 4th of July.


A Captain America meme

He’s a busy man. He deserves a treat too.


A Fourth of July meme all parents can relate to

Six a.m. never felt so early as the day after the 4h of July.


A linguistic breakup meme

Hey Britain, u can go now. Mmmkay. Thx. Bye!


A big fireworks spender meme

When you come home with $500 worth of fireworks and say you’re doing it for the kids.


A procrastinator’s Fourth of July meme

What if Thomas Jefferson had asked for an extension on the Declaration of Independence? is a great question to ask your high school nephew ask at your 4th of July cookout.


A friendly reminder Fourth of July meme

Go ahead and save your phone’s memory. No one wants to see your fuzzy fireworks video.


A glam-ma meme for Independence Day

When your ride or die really, really loves the 4th of July.

Now that you’ve had a laugh, put on your best Uncle Sam suit, fire up your computer, and share these hilarious memes with friends to celebrate your American-made freedom of speech.

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