What they didn’t know was that Cyrus and her father, Billy Ray, planned to use the guests as extras in a concert scene for the final season, entitled ‘Hannah Montana Forever.’
“My dad has always been super involved with the troops so [the producers] always try to find things that are close to our hearts and that we’re really involved in,” Miley said.
“This past December, I was in Afghanistan and Iraq and that trip inspired the writers to say let’s do an episode to say thank you to the troops,” Billy Ray told the magazine.
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During production of the episode, children with parents deployed overseas were invited to tape greetings for their parents.
“It’s going to be a satellite thing where the troops can see their kids. It’s really cool that they’re having the opportunity to say hi to a mom or dad they haven’t seen in a long time. I think that’s the coolest thing,” Miley added.
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