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Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the Assasination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, an event that affected just about everyone living at the time. 

Former New Bedford Mayor Rosemary Tierney was picking up her kids from the Wnslow School 50 years ago, when she was told by a teacher that the President was dead. 

Tierney says it seemed like the whole world changed after that....

As a senior at Emanual College in Boston, Tierney worked with Rose Kennedy to set up campaign events or tea parties so voters could meet her son Jack, who was running for Congress. She said the tea parties must have worked because Kennedy won the election.

Tierney says Jack Kennedy looked almost frail then...he was still recovering from injuries suffered during World W II.