If you were at today’s Opening Session, you probably feel little bit more appreciated than usual. Nearly every speaker who came to the stage talked about what an honor it was to be surrounded by APHA Annual Meeting attendees — the people who’ve dedicated themselves to making the world a better place for everyone one community at a time. APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin started the trend, asking attendees to stand up and be recognized. In fact, he called on attendees to clap loud enough so all of San Francisco would know that for the next four days, the Moscone Convention Center would be home to that great and determined force that is public health. Read more about Sunday’s Opening Session on the APHA Meeting Blog.