A Capitol Fourth

Patriotism and John Philip Sousa

Clip: Season 2011 | 54s

The Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform the "Washington Post March" at the fountain on the West Front of the United States Capitol. What better way to celebrate Americas birthday than with a stirring rendition of John Philip Sousa's popular march?

Aired: 07/04/11

Rating: NR

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Corporate sponsorship by The Boeing Company. Additional funding by the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army and PBS. Travel is provided by American …

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Learn about this year's special presentation of the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, with performances from sea to shining sea and a fireworks display recorded live over the iconic skyline of our nation's capital.

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