Rosie the Riveter Performance at BHS

By WBNG News

April 5, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) She's an American Icon, and now she comes to life telling local kids, "We Can Do It."

This morning, Rosie the Riveter stopped by Binghamton High School.

Actress Elizabeth Michaels goes throughout communities to bring Rosie to life and show how 'Rosie the Riveter' was a true symbol of strength woman displayed as they worked in factories during World War II.

She's performed up and down the east coast in front of nearly two thousand people spreading the message of hard work.

"I like intimate settings like this. I like being able to see the audience, and sometimes it's really nice to connect with an audience member," said Actress, Elizabeth Michaels. "I like seeing the light bulb go off, especially with the kids."

Michaels has been playing the role of Rosie for 2 years.

She says the character still inspires other women to take on a bigger role in the workplace.