July Fourth was John Carlson's day with the Stanley Cup and just as the Caps have done following their first-ever championship, he shared it with the community.

To start the day, Carlson brought the Cup to the Bethesda Firehouse and posed for pictures with Lord Stanley and the firefighters working July 4.

Having two young boys of his own, Carlson wanted to share the Cup with other kids too, so his next stop was the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Of course, the Cup was introduced to "We Are The Champions."

As you'd imagine, the kids were overjoyed with excitement, and Carlson enjoyed it just as much as they did.

Following the reception, Carlson did a little Q&A with some of the kids, and their questions did not disappoint.

Next, Lord Stanley had to experience an American-style BBQ, so Carlson stopped by a July 4 party in his neighborhood.

The last stop on John Carlson's July Fourth Cup Tour was back to Bethesda Lane for a fundraiser benefiting Defeat DIPG, a charitable organization raising money for childhood brain tumor research.

Our very own Tarik El-Bashir sums up Carlson's day with the Cup perfectly,

Thank you, John Carlson, for sharing your day with the community.