Pax Humana is a holiday celebrated annually on November eighth in the United Empire of Earth (UEE). It was first held in 2380, when the armed forces of Earth (Sol III) were consolidated upon the foundation of United Nations of Earth (UNE). To symbolize the event, military delegations from each formerly-independent coalition marched from different locations in New York City, converging at the newly-built Senate. Laurel wreaths were distributed to all soldiers, who made an oath to protect all of Humanity; the same oath that is used to swear-in recruits today. The parade and the ceremony remain the holiday’s main event, with the Navy, Army, and Marines marching towards the Senate. In the spirit of service, many celebrants spend the day volunteering with charities or planning special events or projects.