Fourth of July is still months away, but one Chicago-based Macy\u2019s hasn\u2019t let that limit how it displays America\u2019s banner. In fact, it boasts the world\u2019s largest American flag with pride and patriotism as part of an annual tradition dating back to the early 1900s. Located on State Street, this particular Macy\u2019s store boasts history of its own, enhanced by the remarkable and sweeping history both of its larger-than-life flags and the reputation its gained because of this tradition. Introducing the world\u2019s largest American flag https:\/\/twitter.com\/fox32news\/status\/1395785251906113537 State Street\u2019s Macy\u2019s store boasts the world\u2019s largest American flag with the figures to back such a weighty title. Fox reports that the flag itself waves at a whopping 5,000 square feet. All that fabric adds up to a weight of 900 pounds. RELATED: Veteran Receives American Flag 60 Years After Retirement From Army As of May, the store unfurled this record-setting banner as part of its annual tradition in patriotism. There it will stay unraveled through Labor Day, this year falling on September 6. The store itself has been standing since 1916, back when it was known as Marshall Field & Company. Tracing the history of the star-spangled banner Located on State Street in Chicago, this Macy's boasts an American flag that towers several stories higher than any other \/ YouTube The original American flag unfurled for the store was retired in 1941. A replica was composed but actually ended up disappearing. After that, the tradition became less consistent over the years and fell out of favor. https:\/\/twitter.com\/MacysTourism\/status\/601077621737267201 As of 2003, though, the store revived the practice with a 5,000-square-foot replica, establishing itself as the world\u2019s largest American flag to date. At the corner of State and Randolph streets, it has a spot of pride in the north atrium. This practice continued through store ownership changes in 2006. In 2009, Macy\u2019s had Flyhouse, Chicago-based rigging specialists, add in a new truss to let the giant banner flutter as any smaller flag might in a breeze.