Terrible things are happening in the Middle East.
The United States is bombing the Syrian government and Iran is trying to take over Iraq.
In Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are killing American troops and U.S. and NATO troops are battling Taliban fighters in Pakistan.
It’s the end of the world.
But in one corner of the globe, there’s a place where you can go to get away from all of that, a place that has some of the greatest facilities for protecting and serving the most vulnerable of people in the United States and around the world: a fortress, or fortification, that is protected by an army of the United Kingdom.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY.
Reprinted with permission.