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.