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 screenshot


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.