Across the region projects have been reflecting the impact the war had on communities.
In the village of West Cornforth, in County Durham, the historical society has been reflecting on the impact the war had there by telling the stories of the men in the local football team.
See Kenny Toal's full report here.
More than 1200 sunflowers are being put on display in a church garden in Stockton to commemorate the local people who died in World War One.
Kenny Toal joins 250 Leyton Orient fans on a trip to the Somme and visits the graves of three North East footballers who never came home.
The story of three North East footballers who played for Orient - and who died in the First World War - still remembered 100 years on