The linked Purple Heart membership application is in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF is a file format for Adobe's Acrobat software. Acrobat provides aplatform and printer-independent way of presenting the same document on many different machines. PDF files are used for complex files on this web site that may already exist in printed form. If you have Adobe Reader, click here for the Membership Application. Otherwise follow the instructions below for obtaining a FREE copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader
If a document is a PDF file you will need to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader to view the document. You can go to Adobe's web site. You can also try Adobe's ftp site.
Using PDF files with a Web Browser
1. Download the Acrobat Reader
2. Install the Acrobat Reader on your machine