DSC_0157First- and eighth-grade students at St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School in Petaluma teamed up this Veterans Day to make thank you cards for local vets.

They crafted the cards, decorated with American flags, through a partnership called People Engaged in Acts of Kindness, or PALS. Each first-grade student gets an eighth-grade PAL for the school year, and classes meet monthly to do an activity together.

This month, they made cards that focused on veterans’ service and dedication to the country.