Washington Honors Stanley Cup-Winning Capitals With Victory Parade
The Washington Capitals brought home hockey’s Stanley Cup to the nation’s capital, and the citizens there made their approval exceedingly clear.
The Capitals were honored with a 10-block victory parade down Constitution Boulevard, culminating in a rally on the National Mall.
The parade featured high-school marching bands, the DC fire department pipe-and-drum corps, and fans who had held Capitals’ season tickets since the first season when the team only won eight games.
The team was even treated to a fly-over by four F-16 fighter jets from the D.C. Air National Guard.
Washington hasn’t had a victory parade for a sports team since 1992, when the Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl.