CHICAGO (CBS) — The Rainbow Push Coalition celebrated a joyous occasion on Saturday, honoring founder Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 80th birthday.

It was one of several celebrations this week; with soulful music, many heartfelt tributes, and words of gratitude from the guest of honor himself.

READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation

Chicago Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt even made the reverend an honorary member of the department; authentic hat and all.

READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sprinkles And Cooler Than Normal Temps Through The Weekend

Jackson’s actual birthday was Friday, but the celebrations just keep going.

MORE NEWS: City Council Finance Committee Approves $76.5 Million Property Tax Hike, As Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Budget Plan Passes First Test

On Saturday, he also was honored for his 50 years of service to Rainbow Push.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff