It’s the 100 years since Elizabeth Warrington was killed at the hands of the Nazis during the Second World War.
But how to mark the occasion?
Here are some tips to celebrate the centenary with friends and family.
The event is not only about her, but about our children, too.
The centenary is a moment to reflect on the history of the world and to celebrate what makes us who we are.
The events and celebrations in museums and other places around the world are not only a way of remembering the past, but also to look back on the future.
The fact that they are taking place around the globe, says Elizabeth Warrene, a historian, is a great reminder of how we have come together as a people to commemorate the achievements of the past.
The day itself is not just about the centenaries, but the stories and themes.
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, a decisive battle fought on October 15, 1916, at the end of the First World War, between British and French forces in the north.
It was the beginning of the end for the British army, which was driven back to France.
In the UK, it is the centennial of the death of Queen Victoria.
The commemorations are not just for the centenarians, but for all who have served in uniform.
As we commemorate our wars and the sacrifices made, so must we remember those who have not.
In many ways, the centennials have become an occasion for us to reflect back on how we all made our mark on the world, says Mark D. Boulton, director of the National Museum of the Royal Air Force.
There are many ways to celebrate.
There is the usual, but it’s always worth remembering that all these events are connected, says Victoria O’Toole, director for the Royal British Legion, which is a non-profit organisation.
There’s also the chance to join in the celebrations, or to go on a cultural outing or an arts festival.
The theme is not simply about a single person.
As in the case of the 100 centenials, the theme is a reflection of our collective history, says Warren.
We are a country that has always had a strong sense of our history, and we celebrate it.
As a country we are united, and there is an opportunity to reflect.
For many, it’s also a time to remember those we have lost.
The Centenary of the Bombing of the British Museum is a particularly important day in British history, she says.
The bombs that dropped on the Royal Library and other public places during World War Two, which killed many of the nation’s best minds, helped bring down Hitler and other fascist regimes.
Today, the Royal Collection of British Art, which has been a museum since 1939, celebrates its centenary.
It’s a tribute to the people who kept the British Library alive, says Helen Boulston, who has worked at the British Libraries since 1982.
It is a celebration of our country and the world.
The World War II Centenary Ceremony in London, the world’s largest in terms of numbers of people, is also a good time to reflect, says Boulron.
This is not a commemoration of the war but of the progress we have made in a democratic and peaceful way over the last century.
There will be more people in the streets.
The number of people participating in the ceremonies has grown in recent years.
But in recent decades, participation has been more varied, says D.D. Wright, professor of history at the University of Reading.
There has been much more engagement over the past decade, he says.
There should be more cultural activity.
In recent years, the public have been more interested in the arts than in celebrating the centennes anniversary, says Wright.
There were a lot of people at the World War I Centenary in 1914, and a lot more interest was had in the centrenums centenary and centennial in 2021, he explains.
It could be a good thing to reflect in these times of heightened awareness, he adds.
It will be a great year for our children.
There have been a lot the centenes children have learnt about the world in recent weeks.
There could be more stories of British families on the march to the city, he argues.