BR tag in HTML but not in JSP

I'm trying to figure out why I have a blank space on my web page. When I inspect the page and view the HTML elements I noticed two <br> elements. I thought to myself, "Great, now I can edit the JSP file and remove the two <br> tags." They are nowhere to be found! What am I missing here?

HTML:

HTML screenshot

JSP:

JSP screenshot

I'm going crazy trying to figure this out, thanks in advance for your help. And please let me know if you need more info from me.