It was 100 years ago today the First World War began and people across the province and the country are commemorating the anniversary.

Thousands of people from Saskatchewan were killed in action or died from their injuries.

The Western Development Museum is sharing stories of the war in a special exhibit. It will feature memorabilia from local people including gas masks and photographs.

Ruth Bitner, the collections curator of the museum, said these items still deliver an impact and made her think of her own family.

“How would I feel if they were going off to war and I didn’t know if they would ever come back?” she said.

Ceremony will honour Saskatchewan soldiers

In Regina, the Lieutenant Governor and Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz will take part in a ceremony to mark the event.

They will be unveiling new plaques on the Saskatchewan First World War Memorial, adding 1,200 names.

The ceremony is at 2 p.m. CST at the Saskatchewan War Memorial, just northwest of the Legislative building.

After the ceremony the public are invited into the building to view displays, presentations and a projection of the 6,400 names of those who died in the war and during training.

The City of Regina also announced they will continue to plant the bed of poppies in front of City Hall for the next four years.