The title, Courage, is the theme of the talk that Mr. Barrie, creator of the Peter Pan character and stories, gave to the graduating class at St. Andrews. The words were first given in 1922 but would be largely appropriate for almost any graduate at any time, even today. Part of the address deals with war because of WWI involving the Scottish people.
Another interesting segment was read from a letter written by Admiral Byrd from a tent he knew he and his explorer party would die in, already having frozen feet, no fuel, and no food.
Barrie's own words can describe the written speech. "They are the roses in December; you remember someone said that God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." Barrie's talk of growing up, moving on into the world, and achieving through the use of courage is good, like "roses in December."
Just don't expect Tinkerbell, or Wendy, Peter, Neverland, pirates or any of the characters we associate with J. M. Barrie's name. He did include a line for a student..."the lad what will never be old." And he says near the end, "This is my first and last public appearance, and I never could or would have made it except to a gathering of Scottish students. I have not been as dull as I could have wished to be; but looking at your glowing faces cheerfulness and hope would keep breaking through."