I’ll Take It From Here

“I’ll Take It From Here” by Jeff Grier

‘This is truly one of the most awe-inspiring drawings that I have seen pertaining to the 9/11 disaster.  It captures the emotion of the tragedy, and the pride and determination of the US Armed Forces and other heroes in uniform.  This drawing literally embodies what America stands for.’

~ unknown

When Jeff Grier began sketching a tribute to American heroes after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he never imagined how far-reaching his drawing would one day become.  Nearly two years later, his piece has been seen by millions of people worldwide as the image continues to circulate via e-mail and the Internet.  It has been worn by thousands of people on T-shirts and hangs in countless military offices and fire stations across the country.  However, the biggest tribute to Grier’s work, “I’ll Take It From Here,” will be on June 13.  That’s when the Madison High School art teacher will present his oil painting to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where it will be displayed indefinitely.

`Ohio News Herald