Patriotic Viral Video: Man Films Himself Waving American Flag in All 50 States

02/07/2014 at 09:00 AM EST

Howard Li took a tour of the United States and brought an important travel buddy: an American flag.

Li made it his mission to capture footage of himself waving the star-spangled banner in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and managed to achieve the patriotic feat in only one year, nine months and two days.

This video shows landmarks from each stop on the cross-country journey. Vermont's Ben and Jerry's factory, New Mexico's hot air balloon festival and Idaho's potato museum are just a few of the recognizable attractions from Li's flag-waving spree. The stars and stripes even made it to the blustery peaks of Alaska.

Get a quick dose of American pride by living through Li's yearlong quest in a mere two minutes.

Follow PEOPLE on Facebook!

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters