POTOMAC, MD - JUNE 30: Fans in American flag outfits look on during the third round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac on June 30, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
     Before you put on that American flag t-shirt for the 4th of July, you might want to know that wearing it is technically illegal because of a Federal Flag Code.  That’s according to the author Marc Leepson who wrote Flag: An American Biography.  Leepson says, “Every item of apparel that they’re wearing that has an American flag on it: shirt, shorts, bikini, hat, technically is in violation of the flag code.”  You shouldn’t worry too much. Leepson said, “You have to look at it as a series of guidelines. There’s no flag police. No one’s going to get arrested.”