Maria Miller has said that marking the Great War is way of making sure people understand the affect the war had both at home and abroad.
The Culture Secretary said: "the war itself had an enormous impact not just on the Western Front but also here on the Home Front. I think it's all of those things that had a profound effect on our nation and are at the heart of our commemorative events."
More top news
On Monday afternoon, numerous Facebook posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from the town with a girl in it.
Top temperatures 10 Celsius (50F).
Britain and the European Commission reached agreement on a transition deal which will allow talks on the future trade relationship.